Hospital Closure May Lead To Decline In New Retirees

The lack of a hospital may cause some future retirees to think twice about moving to Clay County.

Cumberland River Hospital’s closure is a story that is playing out across Tennessee and the United States. The hospital closure highlights financial challenges that community hospitals face. A big challenge that this community faces is there will not be any available emergency services for older residents if Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) does not find a buyer by the beginning of March. This is a problem for retirees moving into Clay County.

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