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Marywood Health Center to permanently close

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 18:47:26-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Marywood Health Center in Grand Rapids announced Tuesday they will permanently close their doors.

The Dominican Sisters say they made the difficult decision to close due to their declining numbers, low reimbursement rates and declining hospital referrals because of COVID-19.

They say they are no longer accepting new patients but will make sure their current residents will be safely discharged to their homes or, if needed, to another care facility.

Sister Sandra Delgado, prioress for the Grand Rapids Dominicans, said this has been a difficult time. "We are deeply saddened by this, but the growing financial difficulties mean that we simply cannot continue to accept and care for patients.”

They say they are also working to help find new jobs for their staff by providing an employment specialist.

The Marywood Health Center has provided clinical care and rehabilitation for people recovering from stroke, injury or surgery since 2013.