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Celina Mayor Disappointed In County Commission’s Vote On Hospital Incentive

Disappointment. That is how Celina Mayor Luke Collins described his feelings after the Clay County Commission voted down an incentive for a healthcare company to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved $250,000 to any organization that reopened and operated the facility as a hospital for a full year. The county commission voted 6-3 against matching ... Read More »

Three Clay Commissioners Against Giving Celina Funding To Purchase Hospital

Multiple Clay County Commissioners said they would not support funding to help Celina purchase the Cumberland River Hospital. Commissioner Parrish Wright said while the community does need the healthcare, he thinks the facility would not be profitable. “As far as the county helping to fund it, I don’t see that happening,” Parrish said. “I would not support that.” Commissioner Anthony ... Read More »

Comptroller Office: ARP Money Can Be Used To Purchase Hospital

The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office confirmed American Rescue Plan money could be used to purchase the Cumberland River Hospital. Celina Mayor Luke Collins questioned whether that could happen. Director of Communications John Dunn said public health expenditures fall under permitted uses. “I think the concern that we would have would be making sure you have enough money going forward to operate ... Read More »

Collins: Comptroller Has Concerns On Purchasing Local Hospital With ARP Money

The State Comptroller’s Office has reservations on Clay County and Celina possibly using American Rescue Plan funding to purchase the Cumberland River Hospital. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said he spoke with Comptroller Jason Mumpower Thursday about the possibility. “Could the city, county afford to run it, so he had some concerns there,” Collins said. “He said there were some hospitals ... Read More »

Healthcare Company To Visit Cumberland River Hospital For Lease Opportunity

A Florida-based healthcare company will visit Celina’s Cumberland River Hospital later this month to further evaluate the facility. Over the past few years, Braden Health has purchased and reopened four other hospitals in Tennessee. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said the date set tentatively September 28th. “I wish I felt confident enough that the city could buy it and the city ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Shares Buying Price With Celina

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Johnny Presley has shared a price with Celina Mayor Luke Collins to purchase the facility. Collins said it will cost $1.5 million to strike a deal. “The only thing that is limiting us is us,” Collins said. “We just have to decide as a community to make it happen, and if the people of Clay County ... Read More »

Celina Mayor Gauging Interest In Purchasing Cumberland River Hospital

Talks of reopening the Cumberland River Hospital will continue in Celina through a Monday work session between Clay County and the city. Celina Mayor Luke Collins said one idea he plans on discussing is a county and city partnership to purchase the facility. “I want to address them at the planning meeting to talk to them about the hospital and ... Read More »