Closing of Cumberland River Hospital

Friday, January 25, 2019

Cumberland River Hospital (CRH) has announced that it will be permanently closing on March 1, 2019 at 7:00am.  No services, including ER, inpatient and outpatient services, will be available at CRH for patients after the closing date.

The Cumberland River Hospital Board of Trustees voted to close the hospital during its regularly held meeting on January 24, 2019.

“It is with deep regret that we have to make this announcement,” said Paul Korth, CEO. “We have worked diligently to avoid closing Cumberland River Hospital but have been unable to successfully arrange any other option.”

The decision to close CRH has been made following years of insufficient revenue resulting in significant financial losses from declining reimbursements and declining patient volumes.

All CRH employees will receive an individual letter outlining severance pay and benefits as well as notification of an on-site health fair.

About Cumberland River Hospital

Cumberland River Hospital has been serving its community since 1965 and provides emergency and acute care services along with home healthcare in ten counties.  In addition Cumberland River provides geriatric psychiatric care that includes an 8-bed inpatient unit offering emotional and behavioral health services for older adults.  The hospital also houses a skilled nursing program to facilitate skilled rehabilitation care following illness or injury.  Outpatient services include diagnostic medical imaging (x-ray, computerized tomography, ultrasound), diagnostic laboratory services, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.