This time tragedy strikes Celina, a small town of 1,495 Tennesseans in Clay County. Not only will this community lose a hospital, but over 140 of our brothers and sisters will also lose their jobs. Even though most Tennesseans probably couldn’t find Celina on a map, their health care is no less important. This community, like all rural communities, matter and we call on our elected officials to notice – to stand up for the least of these. Instead of turning a blind eye to this tragedy, look within your hearts to find compassion and grace. Place politics aside and expand Medicaid so we can put an end to the senseless closures of our hospitals that serve our vulnerable rural communities.