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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 06:02 AM
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HMC hospitals to close; nearly 1,000 jobs lost (Hawaii)
Source: AP via msnbc.com

The operators of bankrupt Hawaii Medical Center hospitals in Liliha and Ewa plan to close the facilities within three weeks, putting nearly 1,000 people out of work and eliminating more than 340 hospital beds.

The closures would affect the region's economy with the loss of 990 jobs, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/vgevPN ). Also, there would be a dramatic impact on health care.

HMC provides dialysis services and operates the only organ transplant center in the Pacific, while the Ewa facility is the only full-service emergency hospital in West Oahu, the newspaper said.

With the planned closure, the 150 patients in the two hospitals will have to be moved or discharged.


Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45710876/ns/health/#.Tu3HkF...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-19-11 08:43 PM
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1. Thanks for the alert in this post!
One of the "first to go down." I hope there won't be many more..but in this economic climate...there could be. :-(
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 04:22 PM
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