Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa., said it's converting 178-bed Lakeland Medical Center, New Orleans, to a subacute campus for its nearby 253-bed Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, also in New Orleans. Universal purchased Lakeland from HCA, Nashville, on Feb. 1. Some services including the emergency room have been closed, but a deadline for completing the transition has not been set, a Universal spokeswoman said. -- by Mary Chris Jaklevic
Universal to convert La. hospital to subacute care
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