Hope and perseverance filled the room at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth, as hospital and county officials celebrated the reopening on Wednesday.
The hospital stopped operations in early February after it was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy by county commissioners.
The closure affecting patients, staff and the community.
But now the hospital is up and running and preparing to open for patients Thursday under new management and the supervision of a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee.
Looking towards the future, the hospital plans to bring new services to the area.
Plymouth resident Jenna Bulter is excited the hospital is reopening and said the community needs a hospital nearby.
“I’m delighted to know that they’re going to reopen its very important to a community like this when there’s nothing else within 45 minutes to give us really good health care,” said Bulter.
CEO Melanie Perry understands the reopening of the hospital will be a journey, but the entire staff is hopeful and ready to serve the community.
“We as a team will embrace and just look for bigger and better things going forward,” said Perry.