California hospital suspends all services, notifies 524 employees of possible layoffs

California hospital suspends all services, notifies 524 employees of possible layoffs

Tulare (Calif.) Regional Medical Center is shutting down Oct. 29, as the local healthcare district is voluntarily suspending its license with the state to operate the 112-bed hospital, as well as clinics and other outpatient facilities, according to the Fresno Bee.

Although the hospital will not officially close until Oct. 29, the facility stopped admitting new patients earlier this week. At a board meeting Wednesday night, Kevin Northcraft, president of the Tulare Local Healthcare District, said the hospital’s 23 patients were being transferred to other medical facilities, according to the report.

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