Closing in on Hospital Closures

Closing in on Hospital Closures

This is the last week for HSHS’ hospitals in the Chippewa Valley.

Both Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls are set to close on Friday. HSHS announced back in January that it was going to close the hospitals because of costs and ‘industry pressures.’ Eau Claire’s other hospitals say they are ready to handle the influx of patients from HSHS. Some of the people who work at HSHS have also gotten new jobs with other hospitals in the area.

In all, Sacred Heart and St. Joe’s make-up about a third of the care in the Chippewa Valley.

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