Sheehan to close
The Board of Directors of the Sheehan Health Network said the hospital on Michigan Avenue will be closing.
In a press release issued to the media, Sheehan president and CEO Mary Kargbo stated, “This is a very difficult day for Sheehan and the community we serve," said Kargbo. "A great deal of planning and care has gone into trying to preserve this institution." "During this transition, we are firmly committed to providing quality care for our patients and supporting our employees affected by this decision."
150-employees will lose their jobs.
The hospital has been experiencing financial troubles and recently had difficulty paying employees.
The board said it determined that maintaining the facility would no longer be “sustainable for a long-term future.”
10,000 Sheehan patients will be affected by the closing.
The 124-year-old facility, at Michigan Avenue in Buffalo, works to serve many uninsured and under insured.
The board said during the transition, the hospital will remain committed to providing quality care for patients and support the employees.