Two Central Texas hospitals could close within days

Published: Dec. 3, 2018 at 6:41 PM CST
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Two hospitals in Cameron and Rockdale and three affiliated clinics could close within days.

In a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act or WARN letter sent to employees, parent company Little River Healthcare announced that because of the failure to find new owners, the facilities will be closed down by Friday.

The company filed for bankruptcy in July and then filed last month to liquidate.

The move means Rockdale Hospital, Rockdale Family Care Clinic, Rockdale Downtown Medical Clinic, Cameron Hospital and Cameron Clinic will close.

A total of 298 employees will be laid off, Texas Workforce Commission spokeswoman Lisa Givens said.

A Cameron Chamber of Commerce spokesperson confirmed the closing and said it would be very sad to lose the community medical care.