Tue
Jun 21 2016
11:01 am

...if you can get to a hospital.

The only hospital in Scott County will close Sunday, about a month after it notified state officials it would likely shut down because of financial distress.
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An earlier letter from May 27 described the hospital's financial challenges as "insurmountable." Taylor cited low reimbursements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, insurance companies and the costs associated with contracting third-party emergency room physicians.

If you're a resident of Oneida, you'd better hope you can make it to Jellico in the event of an emergency.

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