Hospital official refutes social media rumor

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System CAO Gordon Lintz categorically denied a social media rumor that claimed the hospital was full and transferring patients to Jefferson Memorial.

Lintz said the hospital is not full, has open beds and, to his knowledge, is not transferring anyone out due to lack of space.

In fact, Lintz explained that the only patients who have ever been transferred to Jefferson Memorial would have been those who specifically requested it.

He said that if MHHS was trasnferring patients, it would tranfer to other facilities within the Covenant Health family.

But, he stressed, the hospital has available beds.

Lintz added that he doesn’t know how the rumor began.