3 health systems closing outpatient surgery centers

Many hospitals and health systems are scaling back services and closing facilities due to financial and staffing difficulties. 

Here are three health systems closing ambulatory surgery centers that Becker’s has reported on in the last month: 

1. Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital will close its CHH Surgery Center, effective April 28, and phase out its home health services over the next 90 days. Surgeries previously performed at the ASC will be scheduled at Cabell Huntington and St. Mary's Medical Center, or Three Gables Surgery Center in Proctorville, Ohio. 

2. Phoenix-based Banner Health's joint venture surgery center in Loveland, Colo., will close March 31. The ASC is the result of a 2018 partnership between Banner Health and management company Atlas Healthcare Partners. The decision to close the surgery center was due to a "duplication of services" in the area and to "better align outpatient surgery services for physicians and patients in Loveland, and Larimer and Weld counties," according to a statement issued by Banner and Atlas. 

3. Marble Falls, Texas-based Hill Country Memorial Surgery Center will close March 31. Hill Country Memorial Hospital was acquired by San Antonio Methodist Hospital, which will assume ownership of the Hill Country Memorial care network at the end of March. Amanda Stevens, chief strategy officer for Hill Country Memorial Hospital, told dailytrib.com that the acquisition was not related to the decision to close the surgery center.

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