Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte, Calif., is expected to announce late today that it will shut down several units because it cannot meet the state's new requirements for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. An employee in the hospital administration office said it was not correct that the hospital would close Friday as reported today in a Pasadena Star-News article. At deadline, the hospital's CEO was not available for comment and details on the operational changes were not available. The employee said administrators were preparing to hold a news conference late in the day. Santa Teresita has about 30 inpatient beds and a separate long-term-care facility. -- by Patrick Reilly
Calif. hospital may lose units to nurse-staffing law
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