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Greenwood Leflore Hospital experiences numerous layoffs, closures

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Several layoffs and closures have been announced at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, according to a memo sent to hospital staff by Interim Chief Executive Officer Gary Marchand on Thursday.

For weeks, there has been talk that the Mississippi Delta’s largest hospital may possibly close due to financial issues, but numerous units were forced to discharge or transfer patients as a result of a defective sewage line on August 16.

Since then, outpatient services and 12 medical/surgical beds have reopened to patients since the hospital’s abrupt closure.

Now, several units, including intensive care and labor and delivery and three clinics, will remain closed due to a lack of funds at the hospital.

According to Marchand’s memo, 20 full-time and 20 part-time staff members will also be laid off, adding to the 30 employees that were forced to leave the hospital in May. Marchand added that the hospital’s main goal is to remain open until the end of this year.

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