Baylor Scott & White closes 113-bed Texas hospital: 4 things to know

Baylor Scott & White Health, a nonprofit health system based in Dallas, closed 113-bed Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland (Texas) on Feb. 28.

Here are four things to know about the hospital closure.

1. Baylor Scott & White decided to shut down the hospital, which has incurred significant financial losses over the last three years, after scaling back services and trying to secure a new owner for the facility without success.

2. According to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act notice, 711 workers were laid off when the hospital closed. Baylor Scott & White announced plans in December to close the hospital. At that time, the health system told Becker's Hospital Review it intended to place a portion of the workers in comparable positions at other facilities in its network.

3. The closure also resulted in 105 workers at Aramark, a food service provider to the hospital, losing their jobs, according to a WARN notice.

4. "Although the hospital has closed, Baylor Scott & White and our affiliates will continue to serve the Garland community through several access points, including family medicine, cardiology, imaging, orthopedics, outpatient rehabilitation and more," reads a statement on the hospital's website.

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