Tennessee hospital temporarily closes surgery center to cut costs

West Tennessee Healthcare is trying to battle COVID-19-related losses through a series of temporary closures, local news organization WBBJ reports.

What you should know:

1. The Jackson, Tenn.-based health system canceled all elective procedures and closed its West Tennessee Surgery Center and Lift Wellness Center.

2. The system also furloughed a number of employees and stopped 401(k) matches.

3. However, the employees could be recalled if the hospital sees a surge in patients or if the system needs additional employees.

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