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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 »

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Done Spending On Facility, Exploring Other Options

Cumberland River Hospital Owner Johnny Presley said he will not invest any more money into the hospital facility. Florida-based healthcare company Braden Health visited the facility last week. The company said some $5 million worth of improvements are needed to meet standards. “I’m looking potentially at a hospice house, and then I also have two other potential interests in doing ... Read More »

Cumberland River Hospital Needs $5 Million Of Improvements To Open

A Florida-based healthcare company says the Cumberland River Hospital needs some $5 million of work before being operational. Braden Health Chief Compliance Officer Kyle Kopec toured the facility Tuesday. Kopec said the hospital is overvalued at the current $1.5 million asking price. “Essentially, obsolete equipment needs to be replaced,” Kopec said. “Mold needs to be mitigated and the facility needs ... 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 »

Celina Aldermen Give Mayor Approval To Negotiate Hospital Purchase

The Celina Board of Aldermen supports Mayor Luke Collins asking Clay County for funding to assist in purchasing the Cumberland River Hospital. The Aldermen passed a motion unanimously at a special called meeting Thursday. Collins said the commission’s answer will determine future negotiations with Hospital Owner Johnny Presley. “It’s a long journey, but I’d like to see us start moving ... 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 »

Clay Commission Encourages Collins To Move On Hospital

The Clay County Commission supports the city of Celina’s efforts to find a way to reopen the Cumberland River Hospital. City Mayor Luke Collins approached the board after a Monday planning committee meeting, gauging interest in a city-county partnership. Clay County Executive Dale Reagan said he recommended connecting hospital Owner Johnny Presley with Braden Health. The company specializes in reopening ... 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 »