It includes a mixture of full-time and part-time roles, representing 157 workers.
No additional admissions will take place at St. Dominic Hospital Behavioral Health Services after 7 a.m. on June 6.
“Similar to many healthcare systems in recent years, St. Dominic’s faces substantial financial challenges,” the statement read in part. “After a thorough assessment of our staffing and services and following losses of several million dollars in the last 3-5 years, St. Dominic’s has determined the immediate need to make significant changes to best serve the patients of central Mississippi and ensure the long-term sustainability of St. Dominic’s.”
The hospital said it would continue to provide care and treatment for current inpatients as it works to ensure safe transitions to other facilities as needed.
“This decision follows a detailed review of patient census, nearby availability of similar services, and staffing realities,” the statement said. “Select positions from various service areas will be eliminated in addition to continued focus on improving patient experience and efficiencies within hospital operations.”
Here’s the full statement:
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