Rural Pennsylvania Hospital struggles

  1. Aliquippa hospital on life support
    Saturday, November 24, 2007
    By Jonathan D. Silver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Like any terminal patient, Aliquippa Community Hospital is desperate for a miracle cure.

    Faced with soaring debt, a dwindling number of customers and a state Health Department that will shut the facility Feb. 2 unless it fixes numerous problems, the 50-year-old hospital's time is running out.

    http://post-gazette.com/pg/07328/836413-52.stm
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 27, '07
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   oramar
    This is a long article but the part that makes me shudder is the part where they say they are about to default on their pensions.
  4. by   Altra
    This may well be the end of a long & unfortunate road for Aliquippa Hospital. Mismanagement, an insular culture and increasingly stingy reimbursement from Medicare & Medicaid may well have written the final chapter.

    Just a heads up though ... Aliquippa is hardly a rural hospital. It's 36 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh via Rt. 60/Parkway West, and serves a combination urban/suburban population from Aliquippa, and Hopewell & Center Townships and other areas.
  5. by   oramar
    Plan to sell Aliquippa hospital brings out skeptics

    http://post-gazette.com/pg/07330/836743-52.stm
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 27, '07

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