Nashville hospital to end inpatient care

November 17, 2017

Nashville General Hospital, the city’s only safety net hospital, palnas to end inpatient care, according to an article on The Tennessean website.

Mayor Megan Barry will seek funds to stabilize the facility until the end of the fiscal year. Then she would focus her efforts on transforming the facility into an ambulatory surgical care center, which would provide only outpatient services.

The mayor said she also intends to pursue the creation of an indigent care fund to pay for hospitalization costs for low-income Nashvillians at privately run hospitals in the city. 

Barry said competition has kept patients away from Nashville General, while its costs have skyrocketed.

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