Tennessee hospital to scale back services ahead of Sept. 15 closure

McKenzie (Tenn.) Regional Hospital will begin phasing out certain services in the weeks leading up to its closure Sept. 15.

The 45-bed hospital will end obstetrics services and close its emergency room Aug. 31, according to the Post-Intelligencer. The hospital will end surgical services Sept. 3.

In late July, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, McKenzie Regional's parent company, entered a definitive agreement to sell the hospital to Memphis-based Baptist Health Care. Once McKenzie Regional closes, Baptist Health Care will operate the facility as an outpatient diagnostic imaging center and sleep center.

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