Some 34 hospitals stopped providing inpatient acute-care services last year, according to the American Hospital Association's latest hospital closure report (March 28, p. 3). Following are the names of the shuttered facilities, listed alphabetically by state.
Southwest Regional Medical Center, Butler, Ala.
Beverly Hills Medical Center, Los Angeles
West Side Community Hospital District, Newman, Calif.
St. Joseph Hospital, Del Norte, Colo.*
Savanna (Ill.) City Hospital*
Union City (Ind.) Memorial Hospital*
Comfrey (Iowa) Hospital
Eveleth (Iowa) Health Services Park*
Pelican Valley Health Center, Pelican Rapids, Iowa*
Oswego (Kan.) City Hospital*
Leland Memorial Hospital, Riverdale, Md.
St. Margaret's Hospital for Women, Boston*
Presbyterian Northside Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M.*
Huron Shores Health Center, Rogers City, Mich.
North Detroit General Hospital, Detroit
Oceana Hospital, Hart, Mich.
Fulton (Miss.) Hospital
Madden (Miss.) Community Hospital
Rush Hospital-Newton (Miss.)*
Central Medical Center Hospital, St. Louis
Dickey County Memorial Hospital, Ellendale, N.D.
Renville Bottineau Memorial Hospital, Mohall, N.D.*
Alfalfa County Hospital, Cherokee, Okla.*
Okarche (Okla.) Memorial Hospital*
Cooper Hospital-Center City, Philadelphia
Cranston (R.I.) General Hospital
Dallas Memorial Hospital*
Lee Memorial Hospital, Giddings, Texas
Southeastern Methodist Hospital, Dallas*
St. Luke's Hospital, Lockhart, Texas
Tri City Regional Hospital, Pasadena, Texas*
Valley Community Hospital, El Paso, Texas
Weirton (W.Va.) Osteopathic Hospital
South Big Horn County Hospital, Greybull, Wyo.*
*Non-acute-care services remained open, including outpatient clinic, nursing home, physician's office or social services.
Source: American Hospital Association