9 Hospitals That Have Closed in 2013
Through the first four months of this year, nine acute-care hospitals have shuttered their doors, and there are rumors of others — such as Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. — also looking to close.
Here are the nine hospitals that have closed so far in 2013, beginning with the most recent. Note: The following list only includes acute-care hospitals that have completely shut down, not those that have closed services, units or departments.
• Lakeside Health System in Brockport, N.Y., officially closed its 61-bed acute-care hospital, Lakeside Memorial Hospital, in April.
• Earl K. Long Medical Center, a 116-bed hospital in Baton Rouge that is part of Louisiana State University Health, shuttered its doors in April.
• Los Angeles-based Pacific Health Corp. closed all four of its hospitals in California — Anaheim General Hospital, Bellflower Medical Center, Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center (and its Hawthorne campus) and Newport Specialty Hospital — after the for-profit chain ran into millions of dollars of legal fines and lawsuits.
• In March, Stewart-Webster Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital that had served the Richland, Ga., area for more than 60 years, officially shut down.
• The Texas Department of State Health Services ordered Renaissance Hospital Terrell (Texas) to shut down in February due to patient safety failures.
• Weeks after enforcing layoffs to deal with deteriorating finances, Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Ga., officially closed its doors in February.
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