De Queen Regional Medical Center had its electricity cut off today. According to a SWEPCO representative, seven of eight electric accounts belonging to the hospital were shut down with the eighth account being that of a physician who has an office in the hospital, having their account switched into their name.
No information was available as to how far overdue the hospital is behind on their bill. SWEPCO couldn't confirm if the ER was still functional but sources said that there are no patients in the hospital and the emergency room is not going to admit any.
A memo went out Thursday to employees stating that "due to a shortage of lab supplies," the hospital was placed on ambulance diversion.
Updates will follow as soon as more information becomes available.