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For-profit group to buy Ottumwa hospital

OTTUMWA (KWWL) -- A Tennessee health care company has agreed to buy an Ottumwa hospital.

If the purchase goes through, the Ottumwa Regional Health Center would become the only large hospital in the state to be a for-profit business.

Hospital officials say there would be no difference in charity-care policies or other community benefits under the new owners.

As a for-profit business, the hospital would pay property taxes and income taxes.


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