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Continuing Care Center ending

February 16, 2019

Parkview Randallia Hospital is closing its Continuing Care unit, effective April 1, health network officials confirmed Friday. 

The cause of the closure is national trends that show a decline in hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, Jessica Foor, communications director for Parkview Health, said in a statement. Instead, hospitals are turning to external skilled nursing facilities in the area to give patients “the opportunity to receive care in a facility dedicated to their unique needs.” 

Parkview’s Continuing Care Center stopped accepting new admissions Feb. 1. All patients who have already been admitted will receive care until discharge, Foor said. There are about 10 patients currently receiving care in the Continuing Care unit. 

“The CCC has a long and valued history of serving Parkview and our community. Parkview Hospital Randallia continues to grow and has opened 40 new acute care beds in the last two months,” Foor said. “Additional projects currently underway include renovations to the procedure center, Entrance 1 and central registration, and Nutrition Services areas.” 

It is unclear what that floor will be used for once the unit closes. 

This is the second hospital-related closure in as many months, following the shuttering of Fort Wayne’s Vibra Hospital at the end of January. That facility, which leased space at Parkview Randallia, provided a transition between a hospital’s intensive care unit and a nursing home or home. Vibra closed Jan. 31. 

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