Empty hospital receives coronavirus funds
Tennessee's Jamestown Regional Medical Center has been shut down since June of 2019, but somehow received more than $120,000 in emergency coronavirus funding.
Theo. Only sound here comes from the wind blowing the rope of the empty flagpole. The hospital lights are off the parking lot. Deserted. Jamestown Regional Medical Center has been closed for 11 months, but records show the federal government sent this locked hospital a stimulus check worth more than $121,000. Bizarre may. Ultimately, my Elmore was a nurse here for seven years. I think that it's not fair for them to direct money to a hospital that has no real ability to reopen and provide adequate insight patient care as it cashes taxpayer dollars. Records show the Jamestown hospital still owes 1.2 million in back taxes. It's disgusting in a way. You know, they're there are hospitals and things that are saying in the Kobe patients that could have utilized that money. Nurse Karen Cooper worked here 30 years. She says hospital company Renova still owes her money held from her paycheck. It's like I got a bonus of $100,000 we're still out in the wind. Renova runs to other hospitals, Angelico and Oneida. It has not paid some taxes. They're either in all Renova owes the I R s more than $4.4 million. But in a financial filing last week, Renova says the feds paid it 7.4 million taxpayer dollars in Corona virus relief enough to make Maya Elmore's jaw drop. Oh my, that's a big chunk train. It's like another slap in the face, and there's nothing we can do about it, she says. The money adds insult to injury in a county stuck without a hospital. Cool Sullivan 10 News