This is Part 2 of a Special Report. Read Part 1 here. The medical predicament that many rural communities want to avoid lies 35 miles south of Columbus, Georgia. Eight years ago, Stewart Webster Hospital, in a financial tailspin, closed its doors
A northeast Georgia hospital is closing due to financial losses, becoming the second rural facility in the state to announce in recent weeks that it plans to shut down. Northridge Medical Center, a nonprofit 90-bed hospital in Commerce, will close effective Oct.