UPMC hospital to cease all inpatient services this month

All inpatient services, including emergency and surgical care, will end at UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury (Pa.) on Jan. 31, according to The Daily Item

The nearly 125-year-old hospital will officially close its doors March 31.

UPMC officials said inpatient services are ending before the hospital fully closes because staff members are getting new jobs sooner than expected, which could leave the hospital short-staffed.

"In collaboration with the [Department of Health] and to ensure a safe environment for our patients, we have decided to cease emergency department and all inpatient clinical services, including behavioral health, at the hospital," UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury President Bob Kane told The Daily Item.

Hospital officials announced plans to close the hospital on Dec. 6, citing dwindling patient volumes.

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