A critical-access hospital in Greene County, Ga., will shut down unless county commissioners come up with $1.5 million for it in the next week or so. The hospital authority board adopted a resolution last week to begin the process of closing Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital, the only hospital in the rural county. Margie Wilkosz, an administrative assistant at the hospital, said officials hope the county will provide the money necessary to keep the facility open while hospital management firm QHR conducts a 120-day assessment of the hospital. "If the commissioners approve the money, (QHR) will start a 120-day trial period to try to turn (the hospital) around," Wilkosz said. The hospital, about 70 miles southeast of Atlanta, has 25 acute-care beds and 29 nursing home beds, she said. -- by Michael Romano
Critical-access hospital in rural Ga. may close
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