Tennessee hospital diverts patients after supplies run out

Jamestown (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center is not accepting new patients because of  a lack of supplies, according to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen.

Rennova Health,  which owns Jamestown Regional, put the hospital on diversion May 22. Ambulances were told not to bring patients to the emergency room, according to the Independent Herald.

Rennova reportedly told the hospital it is attempting to get supplies restocked, but didn't know how long it would take.

Running out of supplies is just one trouble the hospital is facing. Jamestown Regional was almost forced to close last week by CMS because Renonova allegedly didn't pay taxes.

Rennova officials said they sent a check to the government with hours to spare. At that time, the hospital was told they would be able to remain open on a "day-to-day" basis.

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