Partners HealthCare to shutter Union Hospital in 2019

North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass., which includes two campuses and is part of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, plans to close Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass., in October 2019, NSMC confirmed Friday.

The closure is part of Partners HealthCare's restructuring efforts. As part of the restructuring, inpatient services at the Union Hospital campus will be consolidated at NSMC Salem (Mass.) Hospital, which will undergo a $207 million expansion. The expansion project at Salem Hospital includes an emergency room and 24 medical/surgical beds, according to a report on itemlive.com. The effort will also include a renovation of the former Spaulding North Shore Rehabilitation Hospital for the expansion of inpatient adult, pediatric and geriatric mental health services.

In addition to the planned Union Hospital closure, NSMC also eliminated approximately 5 percent of staff positions as part of a cost-cutting plan. The medical center recorded a $48 million loss in fiscal year 2016.

 

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