12 hospital closures in 2024

Many hospitals and emergency departments have been forced to close in 2024 due to circumstances like high costs and shifts in care needs. 

Becker's has reported on 13 hospital and emergency department closures in 2024:

Editor's note: This article was updated May 15 at 9:45 a.m. CT.

1. Longview, Texas-based Select Specialty Hospital will close on or about June 30. The closure will result in the termination of 94 employees, Becker's has confirmed.

2. Prairieville (La.) Family Hospital closed April 29 after the Louisiana Department of Health determined that the hospital violated state hospital laws and regulations and revoked its license.

3. Family Hospital at Papillion (Neb.), part of Cedar Park, Texas-based Family Hospital Systems, abruptly shut down in late March.

4. Stoughton, Mass.-based New England Sinai Hospital, a 182-bed rehabilitation hospital owned by Dallas-based Steward Health Care, closed at the end of March. Steward shared plans to close the hospital in early December and cited "chronic low reimbursement rates" for Medicare and Medicaid services.

5. Regional Medical Center Health System is ending inpatient services at Anniston, Ala.-based Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. The hospital's emergency department will transition to its main hospital campus about 1 mile away.

6. Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System closed Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based St. Joseph's Hospital on March 22, a spokesperson for HSHS confirmed with Becker's

7. HSHS also closed its Eau Claire, Wis.-based Sacred Heart Hospital on March 22. Multiple regional health centers the health system operates in conjunction with Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health were also set to close by April 21. 

8. Jellico (Tenn.) Regional Hospital closed March 9. The hospital will remain closed until Campbell County can secure another entity to assume management duties. 

9. Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health shut down its Aspirus Ontonagon (Mich.) Hospital and turned it into a rural health clinic, effective April 20. 

10. Port Arthur-based the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, part of Dallas-based Steward Health Care, shuttered its Beaumont campus, including its emergency department and all hospital-related services, on Feb. 2.

11. Kettering (Ohio) Health closed its emergency department at Kettering Health Piqua (Ohio) on Feb. 1 due to a shift in care needs that led to fewer "true emergency cases."

12. Family Hospital at Millard in Omaha, Neb., part of Cedar Park, Texas-based Family Hospital Systems, shut its doors in January. 

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