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Clayton County, GA-based hospital's woes could ripple

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 18, 2008

Clayton County, GA's only hospital has two weeks to find $40 million or possibly risk wiping out its small amount of cash and closing. Southern Regional Health System officials will meet with SunTrust to ask for an extension on a $40 million debt due Dec. 31. While Southern Regional has no immediate plans to close, area hospitals in Henry, Fayette, and Fulton counties are concerned they may inherit thousands of new patients, most of whom have no health insurance.