Sturgis Hospital requests funding from City

Sturgis Hospital is facing mounting financial deficits, and officials from the medical facility have turned to the city for help.

Hospital officials approached Sturgis City Commission last week to ask for a $645,000 loan to keep the facility open until a decision is made for $15 million in emergency funding.

If approved by the state, that $15 million to fund the hospital until Jan. 1, when it is set to switch to a more viable, rural emergency hospital model.

After more than an hour discussion, the commission voted to call for a special meeting to consider the $645,000 request, which would come from an American Rescue Plan Loan allocation.

The special meeting will take place Thursday next week.

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