Good Shepherd closing Linden hospital, 2 clinics
Longview — Good Shepherd Health System is closing its hospital in Linden after incurring more than $12 million in operating losses since acquiring it nine years ago, the Longview-based system said Monday.
The Good Shepherd Medical Associates Family Health Centers in Linden and Hughes Springs also will be closed effective April 30.
About 100 employees will be affected.
“We are very proud of our employees and what they have accomplished,” said Good Shepherd President and CEO Steve Altmiller, emphasizing that the decision was due to the economic challenges of maintaining the 25-bed critical access hospital. “This decision is not their failure.”
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