Excerpt from Detroit Free Press: (click for entire article)
With Cheboygan Memorial Hospital unlikely to reopen, officials said Thursday they are trying to make sure people in the area have access to doctors and other health services.
The hospital closed unexpectedly this week after a sale to Flint-based McLaren Health Care fell through over issues with federal licensing and certification for Medicare and Medicaid services. Cheboygan Memorial had 25 beds for regular patients and a 50-bed long-term care unit.
EMS crews and local ambulances are taking emergency patients to other hospitals, including McLaren-Northern Michigan in Petoskey, 36 miles away. Also, officials at the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace and Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord said they were standing by to receive Cheboygan patients.