Owners try to calm Ripley hospital employees' fears following delayed paychecks

Owners try to calm Ripley hospital employees' fears following delayed paychecks
Lauderdale Community Hospital

RIPLEY, TN (WMC) - Employees at Lauderdale Community Hospital in Ripley, Tennessee tell us a member of the ownership group’s executive leadership team was on campus Wednesday, trying to calm employee fears and meeting with hospital leaders.

Last Thursday, employees told WMC Action News 5 their pay was delayed for nearly a week. They were finally paid the day after our story aired.

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Sources inside the meetings Wednesday say Empower HMS Hospital Network President Michael Christensen told them the facility was not closing and the company is getting a loan to cover operating costs.

Empower HMS is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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