Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Closing of Inpatient Care at Cooper Green Mercy Hospital

Aug 13, 2012
Press Release

BIRMINGHAM, AL –Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement in opposition to the closing of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital’s inpatient care services in Birmingham:

“The recent decision to close inpatient services at this facility will undoubtedly have a negative impact on countless citizens in Jefferson County. While I know that we as a county are facing some tough financial times, we must still protect services that are crucial to the citizens of the 7th Congressional District. I share the concerns of other local leaders who have united together in opposition to this decision. Protecting the health and well-being of our community must remain a top priority. We must work together to find meaningful solutions that protect Cooper Green and the vital indigent care services that it offers our community.”


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