CORP/BIZ 13 Hospital SYSTEMS curtailing services around the country. (Blame nursing shortages and patient declines)

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13 hospitals cutting services
Ayla Ellison (Twitter) - Updated Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Several hospitals are scaling back services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges and staffing issues.

Below are 13 hospitals that are cutting services.

1. Cleveland-based University Hospitals is scaling back care at two hospitals and consolidating services. The health system announced July 14 that it is ending inpatient, surgical and emergency services at UH Bedford (Ohio) Medical Center and UH Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio, on Aug. 12. The health system attributed the changes to a staffing shortage.

2. Hazel Crest, Ill.-based Advocate South Suburban Hospital is ending labor and delivery services on Aug. 1. The hospital cited a decline in births as the reason for the change in obstetric services, with a 40 percent decrease since 2015.

3. St. Mary's Health System will close its maternity and women's health service line at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, at the end of July.

4. Beverly (Mass.) Hospital announced in May that it is closing its freestanding birth center in September because of staffing shortages. The move comes after the hospital had to temporarily stop taking new birth center patients in March because of staffing problems. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health scheduled a public hearing July 20 regarding the hospital's plans to close the birth center.

5. Boston-based Tufts Children's Hospital closed its pediatric inpatient units July 1 to convert its 41 pediatric inpatient beds to adult ICU and medical/surgical beds. About 70 pediatric physicians transitioned from Tufts to Boston Children's Hospital at the beginning of July, a Tufts spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review.

6. Commonwealth Health ended services at its emergency room in Tunkhannock, Pa., on July 1. The ER is part of the health system's Regional Hospital of Scranton, Pa.

7. Williamston, N.C.-based Martin General Hospital is planning to close its intensive care unit temporarily on Aug. 1. The hospital said nursing staff shortages are the primary reason for the closure.

8. Lakeside Medical Center in Belle Glade, Fla., announced plans in late June to close its baby-delivery unit. The hospital will keep its maternity department open with prenatal and midwifery services. It will also have an obstetrician-gynecologist on call for emergency deliveries.

9. Tampa, Fla.-based Shriners Hospitals for Children ended inpatient care at its campus in Springfield, Mass. The hospital gave the Massachusetts Department of Public Health a 120-day notice of the plan on March 31.

10. McLaren St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, Ohio, is ending labor and delivery services. The hospital will end labor and delivery services between Aug. 31 and Sept. 30.

11. Stafford, Conn.-based Johnson Memorial Hospital is planning to close its labor and delivery, intensive care and medical/surgical units. The public notice to initiate the Certificate of Need application process to discontinue the services was filed July 13.

12. Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Health System will close its 25-bed inpatient adult psychiatric unit at Parkview Medical Center because of a decline in patients, The Pueblo Chieftain reported May 17.

13. Citing staff shortages and financial woes, Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is scaling back some behavioral health services. The health system is closing its inpatient addiction recovery program and outpatient psychiatry practice.

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I spent about 6 months working for the ICU in one of the hospitals listed in Number 1. Osteopathic hospital and more than once we had to explain to patient families that the patients WERE seeing "REAL doctors".
 
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parsonswife

Veteran Member
Went to my GP for my annual checkup. And asked him about doctors or nurses shortages. He said this is the time of year that his hospital group does their recruitment for new interns and they start interviewing in June and they usually hire by September.

This year, they didn't even have a single intern to interview.
He admitted that there are shortages of all medical staff of all kinds, including receptionists. His doctor group, the doctors, are actually taking their vacations early now because they're so burned out.
 

Buick Electra

TB2K Girls with Guns
"Patient declines?" I thought everyone was keeling over from the jabs or contracting monkey pox!

One would think their patient base has increased. unless....... the people that trusted them have already died, OR.... because of what they did during covid, not many no longer trust them and are avoiding hospitals. :shr:
 

NCGirl

Veteran Member
My aunt spent a couple days in a hallway after having her massive stroke last year before getting a room.

Our hired hand is currently in the hospital with pneumonia and he waited almost 3 days to get a room. He literally waited in the hallway with almost 25 other people all waiting for a room.. we walked up and down the hallway and there was empty rooms just not enough "staffed beds"

Many nurses are quitting and many were fired because of the covid vaccine so healthcare is not going to be getting any better anytime soon.
 

rondaben

Veteran Member
Many medical groups insisted on employees getting the jab or be fired.

Payback is a bitch.

Not really.

Too many hours. To many difficult, demanding and unruly patients. Its a bigger pain the ass to do your job and after a while you get tired of taking care of children at work and at home both.

The unnecessary documentation and micromanagement of healthcare by "businessmen" who's only job is to create profit at the expense of both patient and provider are likewise to blame.
 

Firebird

Veteran Member
Went to my GP for my annual checkup. And asked him about doctors or nurses shortages. He said this is the time of year that his hospital group does their recruitment for new interns and they start interviewing in June and they usually hire by September.

This year, they didn't even have a single intern to interview.
He admitted that there are shortages of all medical staff of all kinds, including receptionists. His doctor group, the doctors, are actually taking their vacations early now because they're so burned out.
I would imagine many are reluctant to go into nursing knowing that they will be forced to take the clot shots?
 

colonel holman

Veteran Member
Our local medical care system is in freefall collapse. Cannot get specialist referrals to execute for many months. Cannot get prescriptions called in the pharmacy without multiple attempts. Then cannot get pharmacy to fill them in a timely manner. Have to go to pharmacy several times to pick it up, as earlier attempts to pick up come up empty, despite email that your prescription is ready. Show up at doc office for your appointment and they tell you that you are not on the schedule, despite calling you the day before to confirm appt. Docs being transferred to other offices because not enough staff to run the place. All seems to be based on no support staff, mostly clerical. Pretty much statewide here. Biggest system (Portland ME) just dropped participating in the state’s largest insurer (Anthem BC/BS), covering the pleurality of patients. Created community panic. Insur company abuse of providers is appalling.

It is not healthcare. It is a fianancial mgt business. patients are financial commodities; docs and other professional providers are also financial commodities, traded between insurers and hospital system top managers. Socialized medicine generally sux… but our current system sux way worse. I spent most of my career actively staying outside of much of that clusterfq as a private practice that avoided most insurances (although trapped in Medicare by law… PTs cannot negotiate a private pay deal with Medicare patients… we are required by law to be a Medicare-abused provider).
 
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SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We have a huge trauma center and medical complex here in my area. The hospital is on the same size and level as any down in Jackson, Memphis, or Birmingham.

My aunt fell and broke her hip about 2 months ago. She was taken to this hospital, and was turned away citing no room for her. Come to find out through the family grapevine, parts of the hospsital is closed due to staff and nursing shortages. It's not that the hospital is full with patients. They do not have enough nurses and staff to keep the whole hospital open. I was shocked.

Edit to add.... The reason for the staff and nurse shortage is that they all quit, instead of taking the jab.
 
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What is the purpose of a corporation? Maximize profits for shareholders.

What is the purpose of a medical corporation? Maximize profits for shareholders.

Is curing disease really a sustainable business model?
As the current medical business model is constructed?

No.

The current medical business model is predicated upon TREATING disease - and is very profitable.

Sustainability of that highly profitable shareholder-enriching medical business model depends upon an endless stream of willing and unaware sheeple to feed into their maw/feedstock. Fear is one of their "pushing" tools.

Awakened (former) sheeple are a threat to their business model.


intothegoodnight
 

Barry Natchitoches

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We have a huge trauma center and medical complex here in my area. The hospital is on the same size and level as any down in Jackson, Memphis, or Birmingham.

My aunt fell and broke her hip about 2 months ago. She was taken to this hospital, and was turned away citing no room for her. Come to find out through the family grapevine, parts of the hospsital is closed due to staff and nursing shortages. It's not that the hospital is full with patients. They do not have enough nurses and staff to keep the whole hospital open. I was shocked.

Edit to add.... The reason for the staff and nurse shortage is that they all quit, instead of taking the jab.
Wow!

i know the facility you are refering to - I had a knee MRI there, and when I could not get an appointment for three weeks in Memphis, I was advised by my Mormon bishop to go to the regional facility in Tupelo. This was back around 2005 or so.

I got in the next day for the MRI, and it was alot cheaper than the facility in Memphis would have been. The experience was a great one - they were every bit as up to date and professional level of service as Memphis would have been (or maybe even better). But much quicker to get service, and more friendly too, I thought.

But yeah, I was surprised by how large the facility was (for being in rural Mississippi) and yet, how well equiped they were, and how well staffed they were.

I hate to hear that has changed, and how your mother was dealt with.

Not surprised, mind you, as it seems health care is deteriorating right before our eyes all over the place.

How is your mother doing today, SB?
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Wow!

i know the facility you are refering to - I had a knee MRI there, and when I could not get an appointment for three weeks in Memphis, I was advised by my Mormon bishop to go to the regional facility in Tupelo. This was back around 2005 or so.

I got in the next day for the MRI, and it was alot cheaper than the facility in Memphis would have been. The experience was a great one - they were every bit as up to date and professional level of service as Memphis would have been (or maybe even better). But much quicker to get service, and more friendlt too, I thought.

But yeah, I was surprised by how large the facility was (for being in rural Mississippi) and yet, how well equiped they were, and how well staffed they were.

I hate to hear that has changed, and how your mother was dealt with.

Not surprised, mind you, as it seems health care is deteriorating right before our eyes all over the place.

How is your mother doing today, SB?

It was my aunt, and she is getting to go home from rehab, tomorrow. Thanks for asking.

The medical facility in Tupelo, MS is known for being the largest rural trauma center in the country. Yeah, it's huge. I'm glad you got great service here. It's supposed to be one of the best hospitals in the country. Cary and I love all our doctor's, and would not consider going anywhere else without good reason.

If 2005 was your last visit, you should see the size and scope now! Lots of growth, since then.
 

Murt

Veteran Member
staffing has been an issue for several years
I worked at a small hospital for 5 years and more than half of the time we had one floor closed because there weren't enough nurses to staff the other floor
I worked at a larger hospital for 2 years and had the same issue
this was in the 2010-2017 time frame
 

Josie

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Because of those blinders...
Well, I know of a number of nuses/docs/ clerical both vaxed and unvaxed who have quit their hospital jobs. Not a one of them has succumbed yet. Some where close enough to retirement to go ahead and take the plunge. They were already stressed before covid. This just gave them the nudge. Some left because of stress but also because they didn't feel appreciated by management and felt used by management. Others have left for the traveling nurse gig. Go in, do the job and go home. Pays big bucks.
 

EMICT

Veteran Member
This whole fiasco can be summed up in 'Loss of Trust'. Health care workers losing trust in management, patients losing trust in the medical complex, everyone losing trust in the pharmaceutical/medical insurance complex with NIH and CDC at the top of the pyramid.

... and as always... the patient is the one that looses.
 
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bev

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I can understand the decrease in OB/GYN services. To my knowledge, this is the lowest revenue-producing specialty and the highest for lawsuits.

But to cut your surgical services? These are some of the biggest money-makers. (Of course, surgeons cost a lot of money.)

I don’t feel sorry for any of them. They fired staff for not getting the jab; many of them were overworked and underpaid; what did they expect? (Speaking as a retired nurse)
 

Kathy in FL

TB Fanatic
I noticed this at Flagler Hospital a few months back, you could feel and literally see the difference from a few years prior. What is going really going on? :shr:

Lot of 'em changed careers or retired due to the vax mandate. A lot of people around here applauded people that stood on their principles and exited healthcare. However, I don't think enough people realized the long-term effects of that meaning leaving healthcare.
 

Wyominglarry

Contributing Member
take better care of yourself and you will not need to use the medical system. being fat, smoker, drinker, no exercise, lousy diet and taking 6 meds daily is going to get you sick and into the system. this is all by design. get the vax and your chances of being sick go up by probably a factor of 10X.
 

poppy

Veteran Member
The goal of the current government, ANTIFA freaks, and the whole woke movement is to tear everything down and build back better (in their opinion). They are destroying everything on purpose. They are messing with every facet of our lives.
 
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