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SCRMC extended care plans to close it doors

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ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - An extended care unit in Jones County will close its doors after 11 years in business.

South Center Regional Medical Center Executive Director Doug Higginbotham said the hospital's extended care facility in Ellisville will lock its doors on September 30.

Higginbotham said the hospital can no longer support the facility because of a decrease in reimbursement to health care services.

Higginbotham said all employees and social workers have been notified concerning the decision to stop services. He said no jobs will be lost and eight patients currently being treated should be released or will be relocated within the next month.

Higginbotham siad "It was very difficult decision because it has met so many needs for our patients. But we looked at what other services that were available and what other options existed for our patients. We worked with our social services, who will work with the patients and we think there are other services that can provide for the needs of our patients."

Higginbotham said the building will be used for other purposes.

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