Indiana's only osteopathic hospital to shutter by 2017

After operating in limited capacity for roughly one year, Community Westview Hospital in Indianapolis will fully close by year's end, according to an Indianapolis Star report. 

The state's only osteopathic hospital — in which preventive care is emphasized — stopped functioning as a 67-bed inpatient facility last year but continued to operate its emergency room and host some surgical services. Officials with its Indianapolis-based operator, Community Health Network, have decided to vacate the hospital campus completely and devote resources instead to outpatient care in the area.

Approximately 150 full- and part-time employees are affected by the decision, although many may find opportunities at other CHN facilities, according to the report.

CHN acquired Community Westview Hospital in 2011. At that time, Westview's CEO cited need for the hospital to grow bigger to survive under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Nonprofit CHN operates more than 200 sites of care.

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