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Hurlock Medical Facility to Close in Weeks

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HURLOCK, Md.- The Hurlock Medical Center serves thousands of patients every year. However, it will be closing in just a few weeks. Joe Sheehan, CEO of Choptank Community Health Systems, which runs the center, said it was causing the company to take a loss and there are other viable options.

"We have a facility that is fully capable of taking in all of the patients from Hurlock and it is just seven miles away in Federalsburg," Sheehan said. "We believe it is reasonable and a viable option."

Since the decision to close on May 17 was made public, Hurlock Mayor Joyce Spratt said her phone has been ringing off the hook with concerned patients.

"People are calling at the office, at home, messaging me on facebook, people are very concerned about this," Spratt said. She added that many patients who use the facility in Hurlock do not have transportation.

"My biggest concern is those who walk or don't drive," Spratt said.

Choptank Community Heatlh Systems acknowledges the closure will make it inconvenient for some but Sheehan said the decision was made for the greater good.  

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