Board at The MED approves 5-year plan - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Board at The MED approves 5-year plan that includes service reductions

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - The Board of Directors at The MED voted seven to one Wednesday in favor of approving recommendations presented in a 5-year plan that include plans to reduce services in early 2010 if sustainable and predictable funding sources can not be secured.

Service reductions would include the closure of the hospital's emergency room.

The measure will now be sent to the Shelby County Commission for approval.

The 370-bed hospital has the major trauma, burn and newborn intensive care units in the Memphis region.

Officials say those programs will not be affected if the emergency room closes.

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