RIVERDALE, Ga. (WXIA) -- After struggling financially for many years, the only major hospital in Clayton County has declared bankruptcy.
But it plans to stay afloat.
Southern Regional Medical Center handles 60,000 emergency room visits a year, a quarter of which come from uninsured patients. It is that burden that left Southern Regional hanging on financially.
The only way to survive? Go bankrupt.
"This would be the biggest hospital to close in Georgia," said Andy Miller, editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.