Michigan hospital to close ED, cut 29 jobs: 3 things to know

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Methodist Hospital has confirmed it will shut down the emergency department at its outpatient center in Vicksburg, Mich., and cut 29 jobs in doing so, according to a WWMT report.

Here are three things to know about the change.

1. Hospital officials attributed the change to a steady decline in the number of emergency patients seen at the Vicksburg location.

2. Beginning Dec. 31, walk-in patients will be directed to the emergency center in Kalamazoo. Ambulance traffic in Kalamazoo County was already being directed to the Kalamazoo location, according to the report.

3. Twenty-nine employees will be affected by the ED closing. However, hospital officials said they are working to help affected employees apply for other jobs in the Bronson Healthcare system, according to WWMT.

 

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