Ft. Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will close or limit services on Fridays in response to mandatory federal budget furloughs.
Last month, the Department of Defense announced eleven mandatory no-pay days starting July 8 until September.
Citing military law, Blanchfield’s hospital commander granted 200 employees to remain at the facility on those Fridays to operate emergency and intensive-care facilities.
Officials are telling patients to expect longer wait times and delayed appointments.
The base hospital serves nearly 150,000 residents on the western Kentucky-Tennessee border.