Twin Rivers Medical Center closing sooner than expected, service - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

breaking

Twin Rivers Medical Center closing sooner than expected, services already being affected

Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett (Source: KFVS) Twin Rivers Medical Center in Kennett (Source: KFVS)
KENNETT, MO (KAIT) -

Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett will be closing sooner than expected.

Hospital leaders announced Thursday plans to consolidate operations with Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center a month earlier than originally reported.

The Kennett hospital will no longer offer inpatient, emergency room, or hospital-based outpatient services after 11:59 p.m. June 30.

The hospital will no longer provide obstetric/gynecologic physician coverage after May 17. As a result, the hospital will no longer provide planned inpatient childbirth services after that date. Patients affected by the change will be notified by hospital staff.

Twin Rivers announced earlier this week its consolidation with the Poplar Bluff hospital. At that time, the chief executive officer said the consolidation would go into effect after 11:59 p.m. July 31.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Blytheville council member reports robbery at park

    Blytheville council member reports robbery at park

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:32 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:32:32 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:00:17 GMT
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)
    Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)

    A Blytheville city council member told police this week that someone robbed him at a city park as police continue to search for the suspects in the case. 

    A Blytheville city council member told police this week that someone robbed him at a city park as police continue to search for the suspects in the case. 

  • Family: 2 victims killed in Branson duck boat accident from Osceola

    Family: 2 victims killed in Branson duck boat accident from Osceola

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:19:53 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:25:56 GMT
    An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)
    An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)

    Authorities say divers found six bodies Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 17, according to St. Louis television station KMOV.

    Authorities say divers found six bodies Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 17, according to St. Louis television station KMOV.

  • Store offers free school supplies in exchange for history facts

    Store offers free school supplies in exchange for history facts

    Friday, July 20 2018 6:30 PM EDT2018-07-20 22:30:05 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:25:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Pocahontas business is offering free school supplies to kids who state a few historical facts about America.

    A Pocahontas business is offering free school supplies to kids who state a few historical facts about America.

Powered by Frankly