Williamson hospital closing next month

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Williamson Memorial Hospital will be closing late next month.

According to a press release, the closure is slated to happen around April 21.

The hospital notes while it has been operating amid a bankruptcy case, the coronavirus pandemic has forced potential buyers to focus on serving their respective communities.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Monday evening he will work on ensuring Mingo County residents have treatment options.

“It is impossible to overstate how essential our rural hospitals are in West Virginia. Williamson Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Mingo County,” he said. “As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for medical facilities we must do everything possible to keep our rural hospitals running. It is unconscionable that during a pandemic we are closing any hospital or health center that can provide the care West Virginians need.”

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