Stewart-Webster Hospital in Georgia to Shut Down

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Stewart-Webster Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital based in Richland, Ga., has shut down its emergency room, and the entire hospital will close this Friday, according to a WRBL report.

Roughly 80 employees will be laid off as a result. Stewart-Webster had served the area for more than 60 years, according to the report.

Stewart-Webster President Randy Stigleman told WRBL the hospital was shutting down due to high unemployment, rising charity care costs and a high mix of Medicare and Medicaid patients. However, the hospital could reopen if a new owner is able to find new sources of revenue.

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