Alabama Department of Health

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The Alabama Department of Health has issued an emergency order suspending the license of Clanton Hospital and closing its doors.

The hospital operates as the Chilton Medical Center. It was given notice earlier this month that its license could be revoked.

An attorney for the health department, Brian Hale, said Monday the hospital didn't have enough money for payroll checks for employees. Hale said there were two patients in the 60-bed hospital Monday and they were being transferred to hospitals in Alabaster and Birmingham.