Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will near its pediatric and pediatric intense treatment units, symbolizing just one of the initially big improvements in how neighborhood overall health systems take care of individuals since the pandemic started.
The two units, situated on the Forest campus, will shut April 1, hospital CEO Ryan Jensen mentioned in a letter last 7 days, calling the marketplace for pediatric inpatient treatment “well served.”
“As a result, these chances are much less considerable for our crew to retain their highest acuity capabilities,” Jensen mentioned. “In addition, it has turn out to be clear that we need to emphasis our treatment teams’ attempts on the enhanced need for grownup inpatient clinical and surgical care, a lot more specially the women’s health inhabitants.”
HCA Well being System, which owns the medical center and others in the area, will test to transfer afflicted personnel to stay clear of job losses, a spokesperson for the overall health technique stated.
Henrico Doctors’ will repurpose the space for other departments and consolidate its pediatric and PICU treatment at Chippenham Hospital, the most significant HCA facility in the place.
HCA, one particular of the major companies in the Richmond space, operates six hospitals in bigger Richmond: Henrico Doctors’, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, Chippenham, Johnston-Willis and John Randolph. Chippenham’s pediatric expert services consist of a burn unit and inpatient psychiatric section at Tucker Pavilion. There are 52 HCA areas all through the condition.