PeaceHealth to close Eugene, Oregon, hospital

September 15, 2023

PeaceHealth on Aug. 22 announced plans to close PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District in Eugene, Oregon, saying that it is underutilized.

Upon regulatory approval, the system will transition inpatient rehabilitation, emergency department and related medical services from the hospital to PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, less than 6 miles away in Springfield. Ambulatory services, as well as clinics and home and community services, will remain open. Behavioral health services will continue at University District until there is a "sustainable alternative in the community," according to a press release.

Patient volume at the hospital has decreased over the years and the facility consistently loses an average of $2 million monthly, according to the release. It serves an average of 95 patients every day, with an average of 15.5 patients admitted per month as inpatients and 7.5 admitted for observation.


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