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State suspends Chilton Medical Center license

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Chilton Medical Center. Source: WBRC Chilton Medical Center. Source: WBRC
The hospital placed this sign outside its doors on Monday to let patients know the medical center's license has been temporarily suspended. Source: Aaron Lee The hospital placed this sign outside its doors on Monday to let patients know the medical center's license has been temporarily suspended. Source: Aaron Lee
Patients outside the Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Source: Aaron Lee. Patients outside the Chilton Medical Center in Clanton. Source: Aaron Lee.
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CLANTON, AL (WBRC) -

Patients are being discharged from the Chilton Medical Center in Clanton following the announcement that the hospital's operating license has been revoked.

Monday, the Alabama Department of Public Health suspended Clanton Hospital, L.L.C.'s opearating license for the Chilton Medical Center. The hospital has been ordered to "cease all operations in an orderly manner," according to a statement from the ADPH.

The hospital confirms their license has been suspended, but says it has not been revoked. The hospital is not accepting any new patients. Patients who were already admitted to the hospital are being treated or transferred to other hospitals in Shelby County and Prattville. FOX6 News has been told that two to three patients had to be transferred.

The hospital, the only one between Alabaster and Montgomery, has been facing serious financial problems for weeks. The CEO of the medical center says that negotiations are ongoing with a potential buyer.

The ADPH placed the Chilton Medical Center on notice to revoke its license on Oct. 2. The health department said the notice to revoke the license was due to "deficiencies, including the hospital's inability to meet financial obligations, and failure to have an effective governing authority."

On Monday, Oct. 29, the health department said the hospital did not have enough money to give its employees payroll checks.

The hospital placed a sign outside its doors on Monday to notify patients of its suspended license. It says patients should "utilize Alabaster, Birmingham, Prattville and Montgomery and urgent care facilities" for any emergency servies. The hospital also says if patients need medical records or X-Rays, they should call the hospital's medical record department at 205-280-3583.

A contested case hearing to determine if the hospital's license should be permanently revoked will be held Nov. 8.

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