Decatur County, Tenn. (January 3, 2018) – Following the news that the Decatur County Board of Commissioners announced they will close the Decatur County Hospital in the near future, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, Mary Mancini, released the following statement:

“In rural communities across Tennessee, families face the prospect that when a child breaks a leg or a grandparent falls ill, there is no emergency room to turn to. Imagine having to check your GPS to find out which hospital is closest while someone you love is having a heart attack. 10 hospitals will close while Republicans have had total control of the state government, they have done nothing to stop it.”