Cooper Green Mercy Hospital's money troubles are costing some medical doctors their residency with the facility.
The hospital has been experiencing money troubles. The county has had to give them up to $10 million a year to balance their budget and pay their bills. Monday, the Jefferson County Commission voted to end the contracts of five of the ten residents at the hospital.
"We contacted the director of the program last week. He said they will work to get those folks placed in other hospitals," Tony Petelos, Jefferson County Manager said.
Three of the five Jefferson Co. Commissioners favor ending in patient care at the hospital as a way to save money. So far the county has not voted to terminate the those services.
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