Magnolia Regional Health Center closed its Rienzi clinic Thursday after about 24 years due to declining patient volumes, a hospital spokesman said.
“For years, we have been trying to support the clinic with declining volumes,” MRHC spokesman Ben Tucker said in a statement. “We tried to make changes by adding different providers to boost the volume of patients they see. Those efforts didn’t result in any substantial increase in volumes, so the decision was made to close it. We feel confident that the people of Rienzi can use any of our other clinics to continue to receive the excellent care they are accustomed to.”
A physician and nurse practitioner worked at the Community Care Clinic of Rienzi at separate times. A nurse and clerk were also employed at the clinic, which provided general medical care.
Magnolia Regional Health Center is a public hospital jointly owned by the city of Corinth and Alcorn County.
Patients who used the Rienzi clinic can now seek care at other MRHC locations including Magnolia Family Medical Practice, Magnolia Noyes Family Care Clinic, Magnolia Regional Community Care Clinic, Magnolia Internal Medicine, Magnolia Primary Care and Magnolia Express Care.