Texas hospital abruptly closes

Van Zandt Regional Medical Center in Grand Saline, Texas, closed Aug. 5.

The closure was announced Aug. 4 via a post on Van Zandt Regional Medical Center's Facebook page. Medicare cutbacks, dwindling reimbursement from insurance companies and a financial burden left by previous management were among the factors that forced the hospital to close, according to CBS19.

Van Zandt Regional Medical Center was the only emergency services provider in Van Zandt County, and a group of local physicians are trying to restore those services. Hospital management is in negotiations with a physician group that is interested in taking over the hospital, according to CBS19.

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