Hartselle Medical Center to shut down

HARTSELLE, AL (WAFF) - Hartselle Medical Center will stop operating at the end of this month according to officials.

"Hartselle Medical Center has struggled for several years, and it has now reached a critical state," said Mark Medley, President of the Hospital Division of Capella Healthcare, owner of the hospital since 2007.

Hartselle Medical Center, licensed for 150 beds, currently averages less than eight medical-surgical patients and 13-15 psychiatric patients per day, as a majority of patients continue to leave the community to use hospitals in Decatur, Huntsville and Cullman.

Hartselle Medical Center will remain open and provide services through January 31st.

For patients who have questions about existing appointments with HMC, please consult your doctor or call the hospital's main line: 256-751-3000.

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