Catholic Health to cut services at New York hospital

Catholic Health plans to eliminate several services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y., including surgery, dialysis, imaging, maternity and gastrointestial care and some inpatient beds, according to Buffalo Business First.

The Buffalo, N.Y.-based health system, which ended 2022 with a $175 million operating loss, aims to create a similar neighborhood hospital to the $65 million, 10-bed facility expected to open in Lockport this fall, according to the report. 

As of June 30, Mount St. Mary's will move from 175 beds to 20 to 30 beds for inpatient, medical and ICU services and 69 beds for its addictions program, according to Buffalo Business First. The hospital will maintain a full-service emergency department, a wound care center and its community-based outpatient health centers providing primary and specialty care.

"By proactively responding to these changes and adapting our footprint in Erie and Niagara Counties, we can maintain the specialized services our community needs in a more responsible way and ensure access to care for the long term," Catholic Health CEO Mark Sullivan said in a statement.

About 100 employees will be affected by the changes. Those affected will be able to apply for other job openings within the health system, according to the report. 

The news comes after Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport closed June 17.

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