Centura Health to close Colorado clinic

Longmont (Colo.) United Hospital, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, is closing its primary care practice in Lyons, Colo., Aug. 1.

Hospital officials said Centura Health Physician Group Primary Care – Lyons is closing due to financial losses caused by a decrease in patient volume.

"This decision was due to annual financial losses since opening the practice as well as a decreased utilization of services from the population in closest proximity to the Lyons practice," states a press release from Centura. "In order to provide the best overall experience for our patients and streamline services, CHPG will be focusing on locations where most of our patients reside." Centura said many of the patients who use the clinic in Lyons live in Longmont.

Longmont United Hospital Vice President of Operations Peter Powers said patients who live in Lyons will still have access to primary care services. "Our primary care providers will be available at practices throughout the Longmont area and these locations are accepting new patients," he said. "We are ready to meet the healthcare needs of the patients currently receiving care at our Lyons facility."

Staff at the clinic in Lyons will be placed at other facilities within the Centura network, according to the news release.

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