No Investigation into Hospital Closures

No Investigation into Hospital Closures

There will not be an investigation into how HSHS closed its hospitals in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services yesterday said it does not have the authority to open a criminal investigation into the hospital’s decision to close Sacred Heart and St, Joseph’s hospitals back in March. Eau Claire’s city attorney asked DHS last month to open an investigation, saying HSHS didn’t give Eau Claire enough time to plan for its closing.  DHS Secretary-designee Kirsten Johnson says they can’t investigate the hospital unless there’s been a violation of the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

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