Gov. Kelly to send assistance to Horton after hospital closure


Gov. Laura Kelly announced plans to send assistance from her administration following the closure of Horton Community Hospital. 

“I’m concerned for the community of Horton as they face the serious loss of their local hospital,” Kelly said. 

The hospital closed it’s doors on Tuesday. 

“This is becoming a far too frequent occurrence in our state,” said Kelly following the closure of Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott in December and Oswego Community Hospital in February.

“Local hospitals are key to the health of Kansas families and are often one of the largest employers in a small town,” said Kelly. 

Kelly’s office, along with the Department of Commerce and Department of Labor, will provide aid to hospital employees by helping them with their unemployment benefits and finding new job opportunities. 

KANSASWORKS will also host a set of Rapid Response Informational Meetings on Thursday at the Horton Public Library at 1p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.. 

The KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Center will provide job services such as resume help from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library as well. 

No registration is required for these events. 

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