Ascension to close Midwest Spine and Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital: 6 things to know

Written by Anuja Vaidya | June 16, 2016 | Print  |

Ascension Wisconsin, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, is closing the Midwest Spine and Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital in Wauwatosa, according to a Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel report.

Here are six things to know:


1. The Midwest Spine and Orthopedic Hospital/Wisconsin Heart Hospital is a part of Glendale, Wis.-based Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's operations.


2. The hospital became a part of Ascension in February. It provides specialized care in cardiology and orthopedics.


3. The hospital has been struggling since it opened in 2006. It lost more than $18 million from 2006 until fiscal year 2011.


4. For fiscal year 2014, the hospital reported a net loss of $764,993.


5. The hosptial will not schedule patients after July 1.


6. The Wheaton Franciscan system will offer around 85 percent of the hospital's 192 employees will be offered jobs.


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