Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV
'Jazz'

member station

KNPR

Nye Regional Medical Center In Tonopah To Close Its Doors

money_medicine.jpg

Financial problems have force Nye Regional Medical Center to close.

The financial problems that forced Nye Regional Medical Center into bankruptcy two years ago have now caused the area’s only medical facility to close its doors for good.

The medical center in Tonopah will close Friday at noon, leaving residents with only a temporary medical clinic. Wayne Allen, chief executive of Nye Regional Medical Center, told KNPR’s State of Nevada the medical clinic is scheduled to close at 5 p.m. on Sept. 4.

“It’s terrible,” Allen said in a phone interview. “This is a tragic event for the community. But, we are not financially viable. I’ve been pursuing some discussions with health care companies to take over the clinic.”

Nye Regional Medical Center is the only hospital within a 100-mile radius, with the closest medical centers in Bishop, Calif., or Hawthorne.

Allen said having a health care group take over the clinic would allow them to regroup and come back to serve the community. “Hopefully, the clinic can be saved and made to be more viable.”

Editor’s Note: If you live in Tonopah or the surrounding area, we want to hear from you. Send an email to KNPR Producer Chris Sieroty at chrissieroty@knpr.org

 

 

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.