10 hospitals closing departments, ending services

Alia Paavola –
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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A number of healthcare organizations just recently closed medical systems or terminated services to support financial resources, focus on more sought-after services or avoid client care lapses. Here are 10 that have actually revealed or finished closures in the last month:.

1. Dothan, Ala.-based Flowers Hospital will end inpatient pediatric services in December. The hospital mentioned an increased need for pediatric outpatient services and reduced demand for children requiring an over night healthcare facility stay as reasons for its choice.
University Hospital Summerville, a 231-bed medical facility in Augusta, Ga., will close its emergency situation department by the end of the year. The health center pointed out low patient volume as the reason for the change.

3. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will close the ED and end inpatient care at its Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass, Oct. 25, according to a declaration to the neighborhood acquired by Beckers Hospital Review. The facility will be transformed into a school for behavioral health services..

4. One Brooklyn Health System has actually resumed its consolidation plan, that includes eliminating inpatient care at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, among its 3 hospitals. Rather of providing health center care, the facility will be turned into a medical village providing emergency services and primary, specialized and post-acute care.

Minneapolis-based M Health Fairview stated Oct. 5 it would stop providing some services at St. Paul-based St. Josephs Hospital. The health system likewise prepares to close 16 of its 56 centers in Minnesota and Wisconsin; shut down its 90-bed Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

6. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Mercy Health, part of Trinity Health, has closed the ED at its Hackley Campus in Muskegon, Mich.
7. Mercy Iowa City will close its mental and behavioral health system by the end of the year. The hospital said it plans to shutter the unit due to monetary pressures exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
8. Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will close its ambulatory surgery center and end gastroenterology services at its Wailuku (Hawaii) Medical Office. Kaiser pointed out financial challenges and the need to improve efficiency in the COVID-19 age and beyond as factors for downsizing of services..
9. West Hills (Calif.) Hospital, owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, plans to close its obstetrics department and neonatal extensive care unit Nov. 1. The health center associated the choice to a decline in births at the center..

10. Minneapolis-based Childrens Minnesota plans to end neuro-surgical services and inpatient look after Type 1 diabetics at its St. Paul healthcare facility. Rather, the company anticipates to move those services to its Minneapolis campus..

The hospital cited an increased demand for pediatric outpatient services and decreased need for kids needing an over night hospital stay as reasons for its choice.
University Hospital Summerville, a 231-bed health center in Augusta, Ga., will close its emergency situation department by the end of the year. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will close the ED and end inpatient care at its Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass, Oct. 25, according to a statement to the neighborhood obtained by Beckers Hospital Review. Instead of using healthcare facility care, the facility will be turned into a medical town offering emergency situation services and primary, specialized and post-acute care.

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Minneapolis-based Childrens Minnesota plans to end neuro-surgical services and inpatient care for Type 1 diabetics at its St. Paul hospital.

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