The new signs are up and the local hospital is ready to re-open, but a licensing issue is the latest snag for Pioneer Health Systems. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)
The new signs are up and the local hospital is ready to re-open, but a licensing issue is the latest snag for Pioneer Health Systems. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)

 

HUNTSVILLE ­— The new sign on the entrance to the former Scott County Hospital is aglow, but chances for a re-opening of the facility in 2013 have diminished.

That’s the word from Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals, who informed county commissioners Monday evening that another hurdle has popped up concerning licensing the facility.

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Mayor Tibbals said that the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency’s board has found a discrepancy with Pioneer Health System’s application for licensing, noting that the Certificate of Need (C.O.N.) for an Obstetrics Department (OB) is not included.

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