Commissioners meet, discuss future of Decatur County General Hospital


DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. — The decline of accessible health care in rural communities may soon be impacting another West Tennessee county.

Thursday night,  Decatur County commissioners met in a specially called meeting to discuss the future of Decatur County General Hospital.

Commissioners say the hospital is currently in need of a new buyer, which places financial responsibility in the hands of the county commission.

The county would have to pay roughly $150,000 every two weeks for payroll. As a result, commissioners voted to close the hospital as quickly as the law allows.

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