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Commissioners meet tonight on next step for Scott County hospital

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Scott County commissioners will meet Monday evening to figure out a plan to reopen the community's only hospital.

A deal to reopen the Scott County hospital officially fell through on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The potential operator, S.M. Promen failed to come up with the $3 million necessary to operate the hospital. It also failed to send all the necessary paperwork to the state before a deadline late last week.

On Monday, county officials will discuss what's next for the area's hospital.

Since the hospital closed in May, Scott County residents who need medical care must travel at least 45 minutes to the closest hospital.

Stay with wbir.com and 10News for the latest on what's next for the Scott County hospital.

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(Feb. 28, 2013) The deal to reopen the Scott County hospital has fallen through.

Thursday was the deadline set by the Scott County Commission for the potential operator, S.M. Promen, to come up with $3 million dollars to operate the hospital. They failed to do that, so Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals terminated the agreement.

There is a special called meeting Monday night, March 4, for county officials to discuss what to do next.

The hospital closed last May. Now, Scott County residents who need medical care must travel at least 45 minutes to the closest hospital.

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We will know whether Scott County's hospital will re-open by Thursday evening.

The potential operator, S.M. Promen has until 5:30 pm Thursday to secure $3 million. It also has to submit documents to the attorney general by then.

Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals told 10News Wednesday morning that he has not received any notice that S.M. Promen has done either of these things.

If the operator can't prove it has enough cash to operate a hospital, the county will kill the deal.

The hospital closed last May, after a contract with Health Management Associates ended, and the company pulled out.

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