This Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo shows nurse Debbie Smerk, right, administering a flu shot to Pamela Black at MetroHealth in Cleveland. Ohio health authorities reported Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 that a child has died from flu complications, as the state's flu-associated hospitalizations continue to climb at much higher rates than the last two flu seasons. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
ELBA GENERAL HAS BEEN A FIXTURE IN HEALTH CARE FOR MORE THAN SIXTY-YEARS.
ITS INTERIM CEO SAYS THE FACILITY HAS STRUGGLED TO MAINTAIN ITS PATIENT BASE AND HAS BEEN LOSING MONEY.
CEO, MIKE DOOLEY, SAYS THE EMERGENCY ROOM WILL CLOSE THIS THURSDAY..., AND THE HOSPITAL WILL SHUT ITS DOORS AS OF FIVE O'CLOCK NEXT MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE NURSING HOME AFFILIATE WITH ELBA GENERAL WILL REMAIN OPEN. BUT..., A LARGE NUMBER OF THE 140 TOTAL EMPLOYEES WILL BE OUT OF WORK. THAT DOESN'T SIT WELL WITH AREA RESIDENTS…