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Two Cass County health clinics switch hands, will reopen

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LINDEN, TX (KSLA) -

A couple health centers in an East Texas county will continue to offer care to patients despite having shut down April 30.

On Monday, Linden Mayor Clarence Burns announced that a clinic in Linden and one in Hughes Springs were purchased by Longview-based PhyNet Inc. Joan Gail, director of operations for PhyNet, said about 20 jobs have been saved by the purchases.

PhyNet will continue to provide a full range of family care to the communities, Gail said.

Good Shepherd Medical Center in Linden, and the Good Shepherd Medical Associates Family Health Centers in Linden and Hughes Springs closed earlier this year due to cuts in Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and low patient usage.

They were being operated by Good Shepherd Health System in Longview.

Burns said they were hoping to get another health care provider to keep the hospital open, but were unsuccessful and the doors closed on April 30.

PhyNet owns and operates eight clinics in East Texas.

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