WMKY

RIP OLB show

Feb 11, 2020

Credit Health Matters Radio Show

What happens when a healthcare system closes? Unfortunately, northeastern Kentucky is about to find out. With the closing of Our Lady of Bellefonte hospital in Russell, our region loses a 214-bed community and referral hospital, outpatient specialty clinics, a same-day surgery center, a women's center, primary care clinics in South Shore, Cannonsburg, Grayson, and Flatwoods, 1000 jobs, and a busy emergency room. At the time the closing was announced, the wards were full, the emergency room was bustling, and people were waiting for appointments. Health Matters looks at what we’ve lost and why it matters.