OhioHealth's Doctors Hospital Nelsonville to Close

Doctors Hospital Nelsonville (Ohio), part of Columbus-based OhioHealth, will close as soon as the system builds and opens a new outpatient facility in Nelsonville.

However, OhioHealth will cease inpatient services at Doctors Hospital Nelsonville before the end of 2014. The hospital's emergency room will remain open, and it will continue to offer endoscopy services and all other outpatient services until the new facility opens.

Construction on the new outpatient facility will start next year and take about two years to complete. The decision to close Doctors Hospital Nelsonville and open an outpatient facility is tied to the changing healthcare needs of the community, according to OhioHealth.

"With only 20 percent of people in Nelsonville coming to Doctors Hospital Nelsonville for inpatient care, and with an average inpatient census of about four patients per day, it became obvious that keeping the hospital open was not a viable option," LaMar Wyse, COO of Doctors Hospital Nelsonville, said in a release. "In fact, what the community is saying it needs — both in their words and actions — is more robust, convenient outpatient care."

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