The imminent closing of Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott brings a sobering reminder of the challenges facing hospitals in southeast Kansas.
?It?s scary. It?s really heartbreaking for their employees and their community,? Patti Boyd, Allen County Regional Hospital Board of Trustees president, said. ?I don?t want that to happen to our hospital.?
Officials on Monday announced Mercy Hospital will close at the end of the year. The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHC/SEK) will take over some of the clinics, services and pharmacy operations.