Alabama hospital ceases inpatient admissions as it prepares to close

Regional Medical Center Jacksonville (Ala.), a 104-bed hospital, will close by June 30. In preparation for the facility's closing, RMC Jacksonville has stopped admitting new patients and reduced emergency care, according to The Anniston Star.

The hospital stopped accepting new inpatient admissions June 1. Although the hospital's emergency department is still open, emergency care patients are being moved to other hospitals as soon as possible or diverted to other facilities before they arrive at RMC Jacksonville because of reduced services, according to the report.

The Healthcare Authority of the City of Anniston (Ala.), which operates RMC Jacksonville's parent company, announced plans to close the hospital in May. Once the hospital shuts down, its property will be gifted to nearby Jacksonville State University.

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