9 recent hospital closures

Here are eight hospitals and health systems that closed or announced plans to close since November.

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

2. Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center in Pomona, N.Y., will close Dec. 31.

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

4. In December, Dauterive Hospital said it would close its doors before the new year, but the Iberia, La.-based hospital plans to reopen in 2016.

5. Newton, Miss.-based Pioneer Community Hospital closed Dec. 1.

6. St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare will close Parkland Health Center-Weber Road in Farmington, Mo., which was formerly named Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, no later than Jan. 31, 2016.

7. Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.-based Hutcheson Medical Center closed Dec. 4, but the hospital was able to reopen three weeks later after securing a buyer.

8. On Nov. 17 a state panel approved Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System's plan to close St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Ill. The system plans to discontinue healthcare services at the hospital on Jan. 4, 2016. 

9. Bowie (Texas) Memorial Hospital closed Nov. 16.

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