Final decision

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By Fred Arnold Telescope publisher

The message last week was very simple and pointed. "We can close one or possibly close both," Republic County Hospital board member Dr. Cayle Goertzen told a crowd of approximately 25 people last week, referencing if Long Term Care was not shut down, the hospital itself could be placed in jeopardy.

During Wednesday's special meeting the hospital board made the unanimous decision to close the nursing home portion of the facility as soon as possible. Official notification was made this Monday, and some 20 residents will now be forced to look elsewhere for long term care. They have 60 days to relocate.



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