W. Memphis hospital plans to close doors

Crittenden Regional cites ‘insurmountable obstacles’

Posted: August 26, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

Crittenden Regional Hospital announced Monday that it would close because of "insurmountable obstacles" two months after voters passed a sales tax earmarked to help fund the financially strapped facility in West Memphis.

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Interim Medicaid director gets job

Special to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette - 08/252014 - Dawn Zekis Stehle, Arkansas Medicaid Director and Director of DHS Division of Medical Services

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