Tenet to end inpatient services at Massachusetts hospital

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare will end inpatient services at its 160-bed Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, Mass., according to The Boston Globe.

The plan, expected to take effect in May, also calls for the hospital to close its emergency department, operating rooms and intensive care unit.

The Natick hospital will still offer psychiatric care, sleep lab services and CT imaging. 

Leonard Morse Hospital is part of the MetroWest Health System, which is owned by Tenet. 

"We are tailoring the services of each of the MetroWest campuses to better meet the community need," Shelly Weiss Friedberg, a Tenet spokesperson, told The Globe.

The hospital employs 536 people. Tenet declined to comment about job cuts.

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