Scott County's only hospital inches one step closer to reopening

Scott County's only hospital inches one step closer to reopening

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HUNTSVILLE (WATE) - Scott County's only hospital is one stop closer to opening back up.

Mayor Jeff Tibbals told 6 News that on Friday the state Attorney General approved the purchase agreement by purchaser Pioneer.

Pioneer's next step is to give locals an expectation timeline to building toward the opening of the hospital.

Pioneer will also begin assuming the cost of the closed hospital building, which Tibbals said is costing the county tens of thousands of dollars.

The new facility will be called Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott.

The Scott County Hospital closed last May after previous owner Mercy Health Partners chose to close the hospital.

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