Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Gibbs: Affinity Closure is Deeply Concerning

January 8, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to Friday’s announcement of Affinity Medical Center in Massillon closing, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:

“The decision to close Affinity Hospital is deeply concerning. It is apparent that Affinity's parent organization did not make a good faith effort to find a local or regional partner to ensure Massillon is not left without close access to medical care.  I am working with Mayor Catazaro-Perry to explore options on keeping the facility open for its 800 employees and the city's more than 30,000 residents. I urge Affinity and Quorum Health Center to reconsider their decision and work to find a partner so that Massillon does not lose an important and life-saving part of the community.”

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