Kansas hospital specializing in spine surgery closes, 100+ healthcare workers to be laid off

Practice Management

A private Kansas hospital specializing in spinal fusion procedures recently closed its doors and terminated all employees, KCUR reports.

Pinnacle Regional Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., formerly known as Blue Valley Hospital, and all its satellite clinics have shuttered.

In February, the hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but the added financial difficulties inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced it to close for good.

Some administrative staff will continue working, but more than 100 physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers will be laid off over the next two weeks.

Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Mo., which also specialized in spinal fusion procedures as part of Hollywood, Fla.-based Pinnacle Healthcare System, closed in January.

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