Oregon health system to close women's clinic over staffing issues

Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System administrators announced Monday that the system is closing the Center for Women's Health in Bend, according to The Bulletin.

Hospital administrators attributed the closure to staffing issues.

"For any of our clinical practices, to have sufficient staff to provide the level of care that we think our patients expect, we have to have it staffed appropriately," John Weinsheim, president of St. Charles Medical Group, told The Bulletin

When pressed for more details about why the clinic is closing, Mr. Weinsheim told The Bulletin he couldn't provide additional information. However, he said the clinic closure is not due to financial constraints, according to the report.

The clinic will remain open for about four more months, according to the report.

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