Hospital officials say they're not shutting down

By: Daniel Gotera Email
By: Daniel Gotera Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- A local hospital could see some changes in the near future. Daniel Gotera reported live from Community Specialty Hospital on Wednesday’s First News at Five.

Details are sketchy at this time, but hospital officials did say Wednesday afternoon that the facility will not be shutting down.

Speculation that the facility might close started Wednesday morning, but hospital officials who refused to talk to us on camera tell us they have been working all day to resolve the issue as quickly as they can.

What the issue is remains unclear at this time, and officials refuse to elaborate.

For those who don't know exactly what community specialty hospital does, the newly-designed 90-bed hospital specializes in inpatient physical rehab, psychiatric services, and outpatient pain management for adults.

Hospital officials had originally scheduled a 3 o’clock meeting with KXII to go over what exactly is happening, but when we arrived here today they cancelled the meeting and refused to give us any details other than to insure us the facility will stay open.

We were told that more details will be released later this week.


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  • by 3rd alarm Location: sherman on Nov 5, 2007 at 07:42 PM
    heather i have some pain mgmt for you get off the couch and get a life i bet you are on disability from an "ACCIDENT" that was not your fault and you want the rest of us to feed your overweight excuse of an opinion for the rest of your life well????? thats what i thought heather must have gotten up to go get the mail im sure her "check" is in today
  • by 3rd Location: usa on Nov 5, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    kathy, if you have an opinion move out of tom bean and then maybe someone will take you serious. you are just upset the residents at willow garden apts are living better than you and your redneck family. what sherman really needs is people like you to mind your own business. go TOMCATS!!!!!!
  • by Sam on Nov 3, 2007 at 07:46 PM
    Shannon and Stewart are fine upstanding citizens. If you have anything specific to say.. why dont you confront and tell them.
  • by Heather Location: sherman on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:29 AM
    Well, dadgum! I got an appointment on Monday with the Pain Management... They better be there!
  • by Mom on Nov 1, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    This was a perfectly fine hospital at one time. My children were born there. We used the ER when needed, all lab and radiology was done there. I wouldn't go anywhere else until I was "forced" by WNJ. They didn't have the financial means to support it, and now look at the result. It's not a hospital anymore, even though employees were PROMISED it would not shut down. What a waste!
  • by Kathy Location: Tom Bean on Nov 1, 2007 at 01:51 PM
    Oh goody !! Just what Sherman needs, another old vacant hospital. Wonder if it will be turned into low-income apartments too, just like the OLD Community Hospital/Willow Gardens of years ago.
  • by IIXK Location: Denison on Oct 31, 2007 at 09:39 PM
    Rumor has it that local foundations want to build a badly needed library on the site. Walgreens says they are no longer interested.
  • by Sam Location: Sherman on Oct 31, 2007 at 05:37 PM
    Why are they not admitting patients now? Why is the FBI involved? What does the investigation consist of? Why is the word embezzelment being used? Try and get admitted tonight or tomorrow morning, and see what happens. This comes from soon to be former employees not involved in the corruption that has gone on for some time. Ask about the names of "Stuart", "Shannon", et al; and their role in the corruption!
  • by 3rd alarm Location: usa on Oct 31, 2007 at 05:29 PM
    just for the record calling this facility a hospital is like calling walmart a department store. both would be correct but i dont think that the average person considers walmat a department store. just as i would not concider community speciality a hospital. its more like a short term nursing home for people who cant bare the tought of going to a REAL nursing home. as far as psychiatric services..... just another way to recieve money from the goverment. wake up KXII and all of you people who believe everything your hear......... do some research for your self and then only accept half of what you learn..........3RD
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