Looming 116-bed Missouri hospital closure leaves health workers scrambling to provide care

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Kennett, Mo.-based Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, which is set to close June 30, has health professionals in the area scrambling to provide care to local residents, according to KASU

The 116-bed hospital is scheduled to stop providing obstetric and gynecologic physician coverage as early as this week, and is expected to stop providing inpatient and outpatient services during the next few weeks, according to the report. The hospital's emergency room is scheduled to cease operations by June 30.

KASU reports area physicians gathered in Kennett last week to notify area residents they will still be able to obtain obstetrics services, and that an urgent care facility will open in the city before the hospital closes in June.

An administrator with Medic One Ambulance, which provides ambulance services to healthcare facilities in Arkansas and Missouri — including Kennett — told KASU some of the concerns he has heard from residents include the distance between Kennett and nearby healthcare facilities, and the fates of the hospital's 300 employees.

To access the KASU report, click here.

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