Baptist Orange Hospital to discontinue most inpatient services

The board of directors of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, based in Beaumont, has announced a decision to halt inpatient services at Baptist Orange (Texas) Hospital, according to a report from The Orange Leader.

The decision will go into effect June 1, at which point Baptist Orange will still offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Its imaging services, outpatient infusions clinic, pharmacy and sleep center will remain open as well.

According to the report, a decline in patient demand over the last decade and a lack of medical specialists and physicians contributed to the board of directors' decision to cease inpatient services.

Going forward, local residents will be referred to Baptist Beaumont (Texas) Hospital for inpatient services and specialized care, which is roughly 25 to 30 miles away from Baptist Orange.



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