WREG, August 26, 2014
After financial losses, fire and a special tax passed to support it, Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing. The hospital is no longer admitting people, and will close September 7. We are told clinics located within the hospital are looking for alternatives. In a statement, CEO Gene Cashman said, "With counsel from national health care consulting firms and the passage of a county-wide sales tax, we had identified a long-term strategic plan that had set our organization on a path to improvement. This summer's fire and the subsequent shut-down derailed that plan's success."