<0> Pacific Health Corporation Announces Suspension of Services at Its Three Remaining Hospitals </0>
for Pacific Health CorporationGary Hopkins, 805-705-2586
Pacific Health Corporation has taken the difficult decision to suspend services at all three of its remaining hospitals as we work to resolve the legacy issues facing our company.
These issues include the settlement we reached with the Department of Justice last year, as well as other legal matters from our past, which have made it impossible for us to continue operating in this especially challenging economic climate for all healthcare providers.
The three PHC hospitals that will have services suspended are Bellflower Medical Center (142 beds), Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center and the Hawthorne Campus (212 beds total), and Newport Specialty Hospital (177 beds). Last week, we announced the suspension of services at 142-bed Anaheim General Hospital.
The sub-acute care units at Anaheim General’s Buena Park campus and Newport Specialty Hospital will continue to provide safe and complete services to our specialty patients until we can develop personalized, safe transfer plans in cooperation with the care teams, patients and their families.
In consultation with local California Department of Public Health officials and County Emergency Medical Services, we have decided to suspend services in our hospitals’ emergency departments, effective Wednesday, April 3. We are committed to preserving safe continuity of care for the community and will maintain professional, medical and nursing staff on site during this transition period to facilitate the movement of patients to other local healthcare facilities.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our staff for their hard work and dedication to the many patients we have served over the years.