New York hospital closes campus

Eastern Niagara Health System has made several changes in recent months to improve its financial position and ensure long-term viability.

In August, ENHS announced plans to close its campus in Newfane, N.Y. The system scaled back services at the hospital campus, previously known as Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital, before shutting it down, according to Buffalo Business First. The Newfane campus closed Nov. 29, according to a Worker Adjustment Retraining Act Notification notice.

The system's campus in Lockport, N.Y., remains opens and is working its way through the bankruptcy process. The hospital entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early November. Eastern Niagara Hospital CEO Anne McCaffrey said legacy debt obligations pushed the hospital into bankruptcy.

"The hospital has always met payroll, but it cannot overcome a number of the financial burdens that were incurred over the past ten years," she told Buffalo Business First in November. "Through much analysis over the past year, it has been determined that ENH cannot get to break even with service line closures alone; therefore, Chapter 11 reorganization is necessary."

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