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Petition Started To Keep Inpatient Care At Nashville General Hospital

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A petition has been started to save in patient services at Nashville General Hospital.

The petition, started on Tuesday, asks Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to consider keeping inpatient services and treatments at the hospital.

"Reducing inpatient services means Nashville General will no longer be a teaching hospital staffed by the doctors and medical students of Meharry Medical College. This threatens the health and welfare of the very patients Nashville General overwhelmingly cares for — the poor and the under served," the petition stated.

Nashville General is facing several changes as a result of declining inpatient volumes, decreasing reimbursement, and increasing costs. City official have held several community meeting to discuss options to help the city-run hospital.

Those opposing the changes say it threatens the health and welfare of the poor and under-served patients.

"If the capacity of Nashville General is decreased, these patients will be forced to go elsewhere or be without care completely," said the petition.

The last two meeting will be held 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave. N.; and 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the community meeting room of the Metro Nashville Police Department North Precinct, 2231 26th Ave. N.

Related Link : Petition Started To Keep Inpatient Care At Meharry

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