Tilden City Council Votes to Close Hospital

Posted 5 months ago

By Associated Press

tilden-ne(AP) — The Tilden City Council in northeast Nebraska has decided to close the city-owned hospital.

The council voted 6-0 on Tuesday night to close Tilden Community Hospital and sell or lease it. Norfolk-based Faith Regional Health Services is expected to lease a portion of the property and offer some services. The nearest hospital is 22 miles to the east in Norfolk.

Tilden hospital administrators say the hospital has been losing money. They blamed a steady decline in the number of inpatients, new government requirements and changing demographics.