Tenet resumes plan to end inpatient care at Massachusetts hospital

Alia Paavola –
Monday, June 29th, 2020

Leonard Morse Hospital is part of the MetroWest Health System, which is owned by Tenet.
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But Tenet said late recently it plans to move on with its strategy to stop offering inpatient care and close Morses emergency situation department, running rooms and extensive care unit..

Despite revealing plans in January to phase out acute care and turn Leonard Morse Hospital into a specialized behavioral health campus by May, the center continued to see emergency situation clients, and in mid-March shelved its plan to assist fight a COVID-19 client surge in the state..

The Natick hospital will still use psychiatric care, sleep lab services and CT imaging..

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is moving on with its strategy to end inpatient services at its 160-bed Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass. The strategy was delayed when the coronavirus pandemic emerged, according to the Worcester Business Journal.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health need to approve the change..

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