Pennsylvania hospital ordered to shut down ER, inpatient services

Citing citing serious violations of the state health law, Pennsylvania's health department ordered Ellwood City (Pa.) Medical Center to cease inpatient and emergency services last week, according to KDKA, a Pittsburgh-based CBS affiliate. 

The hospital remains open for outpatient services, according to the report. Sources familiar with the matter told KDKA that a failed CT scanner in the emergency room was one of the "serious violations." 

The Pennsylvania Health Department ordered the shutdown and suspended admissions to the facility. It is unclear when the services will resume.

Employees at the facility had not received their full paychecks as of Nov. 28, according to the report. 

The city said the hospital also owes it $250,000 for electric bills and $100,000 in property taxes. 

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