A bankruptcy court has been asked to give permission for the closure of a Los Angeles hospital following the collapse of a sale.
Verity Health System announced its plan to close St. Vincent Medical Center on Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The nonprofit owner said there would be an orderly transfer of patients and service to nearby facilities.
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The decision “has not been taken lightly and comes only after exhausting every option to keep this hospital open,” said Rich Adcock, chief executive of Verity Health.
The bankruptcy petition, which states that St. Vincent has 1,099 employees, will be considered by the court later this week.
What eventually became St. Vincent Medical Center originated as a hospital founded in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity religious order.