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ETMC to cease operations at Mount Vernon hospital

East Texas Medical Center - Mount VernonFranklin County officials have been notified by the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System of the system’s intent to terminate its lease of ETMC Mount Vernon effective Jan. 1, 2015.

More than $5.3 million in operation losses are projected between 2008 through end of 2014. The emergency department sees on average eight patients a day and the hospital averaged only three or four inpatients a day. For more details about the decision to close the local hospital, see the Aug. 21 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.