8 hospitals closing departments, ending services

Alia Paavola –
Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Several healthcare organizations just recently closed medical units or ended services to fortify financial resources, focus on more sought-after services or avoid patient care lapses. Here are eight that have actually announced or completed closures in the last 3 weeks:.

As part of a systemwide technique, Cleveland-based University Hospitals plans to consolidate its birthing services and its cardiac surgery program. University Hospitals Elyria (Ohio) Medical Center will end labor and shipment services in the next couple of months.
2. St. Albans, Vt.-based Northwestern Medical Center will stop supplying addiction treatment services by the end of the month in a cost-saving relocation. The medical facility stated that it will close the department since it was spending more on addiction treatment than it was making..
3. Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Lukes Health System ended inpatient care at Saint Lukes Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., on July 17..

4. In an effort to consolidate services and cut expenses, Jersey City, N.J.-based Christ Hospital said it will close its OB-GYN department by July 31.

5. WellSpan Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital strategies to close its birth unit and end inpatient pediatric services on Sept. 18, the company revealed in July..

6. New York City-based Montefiore Health System is downsizing services at Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital. In early July, Montefiore closed down the extensive care unit at the medical facility and laid off 18 nurses. The ICU closure comes after the 121-bed hospital ended obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology services.
7. In a cost-cutting relocation, Seattle Childrens said it will close down its day care center that workers utilize for their kids.

8. Ashtabula (Ohio) County Medical Center plans to close its birthing unit by Aug. 1, according to the Star Beacon. The Ohio Nurses Association has actually submitted a suit to avoid the shutdown..

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As part of a systemwide strategy, Cleveland-based University Hospitals prepares to combine its birthing services and its cardiac surgical treatment program. University Hospitals Elyria (Ohio) Medical Center will end labor and shipment services in the next few months. St. Albans, Vt.-based Northwestern Medical Center will stop supplying addiction treatment services by the end of the month in a cost-saving move. New York City-based Montefiore Health System is scaling back services at Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital. The ICU closure comes after the 121-bed medical facility ended obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology services.