10 recent hospital bankruptcies, closures

Here are 10 hospitals that filed for bankruptcy protection or closed since December.

1. In Ohio, the Lakewood City Council voted unanimously to close Lakewood Hospital and replace it with a Cleveland Clinic health center and 24-hour emergency department.

2. Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center in Pomona, N.Y., closed in late December.

3. Dauterive Hospital closed in December, but the Iberia, La.-based hospital plans to reopen in this spring under a new name.

4. In December, North Philadelphia Health System announced it is consolidating operations and will close 146-bed St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia in March.

5. Forest Park Medical Center's hospital in Austin, Texas, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early January.

6. St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Ill., closed in early January. The building will be used temporarily as an urgent care center owned and operated by Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System.

7. In January, Forest Park Medical Center's hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

8. In January, Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan St. James Health asked the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for permission to close its hospital in Chicago Heights, Ill.

9. St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare's 126-bed hospital in Farmington, Mo., ceased operations Jan. 19, and the hospital will completely close no later than Jan. 31.

10. Forest Park Medical Center's facility in Southlake, Texas, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan. 19.

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