The closure of the 45-bed Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facility, which is located on the hospital’s fifth floor, will effectively strengthen the four remaining long term care facilities in the county by reducing unnecessary competition and allow Gibson General Hospital to focus more intently on core business and on meeting the identified health needs within the community.
“This decision did not come easily as it impacts our Skilled Nursing Facility residents, their families and our employees,” said Claudia Eisenmann, president & CEO of Gibson General Hospital. “At the same time, we believe our residents and those in need of long term and skilled nursing care will be in great hands in those facilities whose sole purpose is to serve the needs of older or disabled individuals.”
Over the next 90-days, Gibson General Hospital will work with residents and their families to achieve a successful transition to a long term care facility of their choice.
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