Baptist Health Louisville to shutter outpatient counseling office

Baptist Health Louisville (Ky.) plans to close its outpatient counseling office in St. Matthews, Ky., according to a statement emailed to Becker's Hospital Review.

The closure, slated for June 16, affects 17 staff members including therapists.

"We are continuing to see patients up until the date of closing. We are sensitive to the relationship with our patients and will be working closely to transition their care. Affected patients will be contacted in the coming month and will also be able to talk with their provider at their next scheduled visit," the hospital said in its statement.

Baptist Health Louisville added it will still offer inpatient behavioral health services, the 24-hour Access Center, and its partial hospitalization program/intensive outpatient program.

The office closure is part of Louisville-based Baptist Health's plans to cut 288 employees across its eight markets in Kentucky and southern Indiana.


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