Three Companies Interested in Re-opening Sharp County's Only Hospital

DECEMBER 7, 2004 - Posted at 11:04 a.m. CST

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR - Officials are continuing with their efforts to re-open the Sharp County hospital.  The facility serves many of the retired people in Cherokee Village, and officials are working to find a company that will re-open the 40-bed hospital.

The facility closed last week under pressure from state and federal authorities.

Three companies are expressing interest about running the hospital.

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