Hospital closes, leaves emergency room open
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — An emergency room is all that remains of a 124-year-old hospital in Quincy.
After reaching an agreement with state regulators, Quincy Medical Center officially closed its doors at midnight, replaced on Saturday by the 24-hour satellite emergency care facility that will continue operations until at least the end of 2015.
The hospital’s owner, Steward Health Care, said it was losing $20 million a year in the face of increased regional competition.
Quincy Medical Center announced in November that it planned to close, and state officials waived a required 90-day notice that would have forced Steward to keep it open until February.
The hospital said it had no inpatients remaining at the time of closing.