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Newport, AR-- Brett Garrett Reports

Newport Hospital Closing on October 4th

September 8th, 2005-- Posted at 6:35 p.m. CDT

Newport, AR-- One hospital...one town, that is the plan for Newport after the corporation owning the Harris Hospital purchased the Newport Hospital. After serving the community over 40 years, the Newport Hospital will close its doors on October 4th.

The Newport Hospital employs 199 people, and people that are now looking for jobs. Harris Hospital Administrator, Butch Naylor says they are doing what they can to help those who are losing their jobs.

"What we are trying to do right now is take it real slow. We have asked all the Newport Hospital employees that are interested in working for us to put in an application," Naylor said, "We would like to get together with local employers and probably some health care employers maybe from Jonesboro, Searcy, Batesville, maybe even Little Rock to see what opportunities they have if we don't have the positions available."

In the past having two hospitals in the town of Newport often meant competing for resources and patients, but now the lack of competition should help the Harris Hospital improve their resources. The goal is simple, provide a better medical, which in turn will attract more patients and more jobs.

"What we want to do is make sure we invest we'll have the good technology to bring in the physicians, so we can get all those positions back. So if we are not able to pick up 199 now, we are hoping in a couple years we will have that plus some," said Naylor.

 

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