Tilden City Council Votes to Close Hospital

TILDEN, Neb. (AP) - The Tilden City Council has decided to close the city-owned hospital.  The council voted 6-0 on Tuesday night to close Tilden Community Hospital and sell or lease it. Norfolk-based Faith Regional Health Services is expected to lease a portion of the property and offer some services. The nearest hospitals are 15 miles to the west in Neligh and 22 miles to the east in Norfolk.  Tilden hospital administrators say the hospital has been losing money. They blamed a steady decline in the number of inpatients, new government requirements and changing demographics.