42 hospitals closing departments or ending services

A number of healthcare organizations have recently closed medical departments or ended services at facilities to shore up finances, focus on more in-demand services or address staffing shortages.

Here are 42 closures or services ending, announced, advanced or finalized thatBecker'shas reported since Feb. 2.

Editor's note: This page was updated June 30 and will continue to be updated.

1. Hartford City, Ind.-basedIU Health Blackford Hospitalwill close its emergency department and no longer offer inpatient services due to a reduction in patient volume

2. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on June 27 unanimouslyapproveda request fromHSHS St. Mary's Hospitalto shutter four of its units. The Decatur, Ill.-based hospital will wrap up its advanced inpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics and newborn nursery, pediatrics and inpatient behavioral health services.

3. Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partnerssubmitteda plan to the state Department of Health to shut down the maternity unit atSamaritan Hospital. If approved, the Troy, N.Y., hospital will close the unit in about four to six months.

4. Jackson, Miss.-basedSt. Dominic Health Servicesisendingfinanc为由其行为健康服务部门ial difficulties. The unit stopped taking admissions after June 6.

5. Fort Wayne, Ind.-basedLutheran Hospitalisclosingits heart transplant and inpatient burn units due to low patient volumes. Effective June 2, the inpatient burn unit is no longer accepting new patients.

6. Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Healthplansto close the maternity ward at itsHealthAlliance-Clinton Hospitalon Sept. 22 due to staff shortages and a declining number of births in the area.

7. Vancouver, Wash.-basedPeaceHealthwillcloseits pediatric cardiology clinic, sleep clinic, optometry clinic and optical shop on July 21. It alsoendedits comprehensive outpatient palliative care May 26 and reduced staff to one nurse and one social worker for in-home care.

8. Milwaukee-based Froedtertclosedthe behavioral health unit atFroedtert Menomonee Falls (Wis.)on May 12.

9.Welch (W.Va.) Community Hospitalislookingto close its long-term care unit. The closure of the 59-bed unit is part of the hospital’s transition to the West Virginia University Health System.

10. Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare isclosingits labor and delivery services atOSF Heart of Mary Medical Centerin Urbana, Ill. Starting in September, labor and delivery patients will be redirected to OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Ill. or OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill.

11.Northern Maine Medical Centerin Fort Kentclosedits obstetrics unit May 26. The move comes as birth rates decline in the area along with staffing trouble.

12. Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health willendacute care, general surgery and emergency services atEinstein Medical Center Elkins Park (Pa.)and convert the facility solely into a physical rehabilitation provider. The emergency room at Einstein Elkins Park will cease operations June 30. Acute care and surgical and emergency services will transition to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and Jefferson Abington (Pa.) Hospital.

13. CoxHealth plans toclosethe labor and delivery unit atCox (Mo.) Monett Hospitalby July 1, citing difficulties recruiting obstetricians and family practice physicians.

14. Warsaw, N.Y.-basedWyoming County Community Health Systemendedits birthing services June 1 amid financial challenges and declining births in the area.

15.Alta Vista Regional Hospitalin Las Vegas, N.M.,ended重症监护病房服务,effective June 3. The hospital said the change will allow it to focus on its highly utilized medical-surgical unit.

16. Springfield, Ore.-basedMcKenzie-Willamette Medical Centerisslatedto close its maternity health practice July 7. The for-profit McKenzie-Willamette hospital 11-employee midwifery program is "unsustainable."

17. Renton, Wash.-based Providenceendedlabor and delivery atPetaluma (Calif.) Valley Hospitaleffective May 1 until further notice.

18. Gardner, Mass.-basedHeywood Hospitalclosedits pulmonary unit in mid-April due to financial reasons.

19.Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital"ceased use" of its emergency use annex April 11 amid discussions to extend its certificate of occupancy.

20.Chelsea (Mich.) Hospitalisclosingits inpatient behavioral health unit and moving 12 of its beds to Trinity Health Ann Arbor.

21. Danbury, Conn.-based Nuvance HealthclosedThompson House, a 100-bed rehabilitation facility in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and laid off its 102 employees, effective April 12.

22. Holly Springs, Miss.-basedAlliance HealthCare Systemistransitioningto rural emergency hospital status, meaning it will end all inpatient care services.

23.MercyOne North Iowaclosedits hospice facility in Mason City on April 17 amid industry pressures of inflation and high labor costs.

24. Brewer, Maine-basedNorthern Light Healthisno longerproviding cataract, glaucoma and oculoplastic surgeries at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

25. Plymouth, Ind.-basedSt. Joseph Health Systemisclosingits New Beginnings Birthplace center because it has been unable to attract an obstetrician. It also closed its OB-GYN office March 31.

26. TheMiami Transplant Instituteabruptlyhaltedits adult heart transplant program until further notice. The institute — which is jointly run by Miami-based Jackson Health System and the University of Miami's UHealth — shut the program voluntarily and temporarily to undergo review by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

27. Springfield, Mass.-basedBaystate Healthand medical services providerShields Healthclosedtheir urgent care clinic locations in Feeding Hills, Longmeadow and Westfield, Mass., on March 31.

28.Palomar Medical Center Poway (Calif.), part of Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health, willcloseits labor and delivery unit in June, at least temporarily.

29. A combination of a loss of pediatricians, changing demographics and some of the strictest abortion laws in the country isforcingSandpoint, Idaho-basedBonner General Hospitalto stop delivering babies.

30.Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital, part of Mountain Health Network,closedits CHH Surgery Center, effective April 28, and is phasing out its home health services to better align its resources and reduce costs amid financial headwinds.

31. The only hospital in Manitowoc, Wis., a city of nearly 35,000 —Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospitalstoppedall obstetrics care on June 1.

32. Citing a lack of provider coverage, Ocean Springs, Miss.-basedSinging River Health Systemsaid它将结束产科服务,其中包括非饱和r and delivery, at Singing River Gulfport (Miss.), at least temporarily. The move became effective April 1.

33.Astria Toppenish (Wash.) Hospital is one ofmanyrural hospitals closing labor and delivery care due to costs, creating maternity deserts in areas that need care most,The New York Timesreported.

34. Cleveland-basedUniversity Hospitalsendedlabor and delivery services at UH Lake West in Willoughby, Ohio, effective April 15. Services will be consolidated at TriPoint in Concord Township, which is about 15 miles away.

35. Jefferson, Mo.-basedCapital Region Medical Centerclosedtwo clinics in Holts Summit and St. Elizabeth, Mo., effective April 15.

36.Trinity Health Muskegon (Mich.)plansto temporarily close a 30-bed surgical floor due to staffing shortages.

37.St. Mark's Medical Centerin La Grange, Texas, iscuttingnearly half its staff and various services as it looks to survive amid significant financial challenges. Service cuts include inpatient and surgical services, post-acute skilled rehab care, its orthopedic clinic, speech therapy and ambulatory care.

38. OhioHealth'sShelby Hospitalno longerprovides maternity services as of Feb. 28. Maternity services are provided 13 miles away at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

39. Arcata, Calif.-basedMad River Community Hospitaliscutting27 jobs as it suspends its home health services program. The program will be suspended upon the completion of services to the hospital's existing patients, which was expected to be in April.

40.Oroville (Calif.) HospitalisclosingGolden Valley Home Health, the hospital's home health business.

41.Ascension Providence Hospital-Southfield (Mich.)endedmidwifery services at the end of February.

42.Rumford (Maine) Hospitalclosedits maternity program March 31 after 97 years in service.

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