Alabama hospital to close, lay off 87 employees
Lakeland Community Hospital, a 59-bed hospital in Haleyville, Ala., plans to close by the end of 2017.
Officials said the hospital is closing due to dwindling reimbursement. “Reduced reimbursement from the government as well as commercial insurers have taken a tremendous toll on rural hospitals across the nation,” stated a press release from the hospital. “Lakeland Community Hospital has been greatly impacted and is on track to have reimbursements reduced by nearly $2 million dollars.”