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Clayton County, GA, says no to Southern Regional hospital

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 17, 2008

Clayton County, GA, voted against backing a bond for the county's only hospital, leaving Southern Regional hospital officials to look at other options, including federal aid, layoffs, or possibly closing down. The county commission voted 2 to 3 against a proposal for the county to back a $40 million bond for Southern Regional Health System. The 331-bed hospital must pay $40 million to creditors by the end of the month or risk defaulting and possibly shutting its doors.