Hospice of Medina County Closes Inpatient Unit, Reduces Staff

Cleveland, Ohio-based Hospice of the Western Reserve and its affiliate, Hospice of Medina County, have initiated staff layoffs and other cost cutting measures including the suspension of inpatient care at HMC’s Inpatient Care Center.

The hospice cited increasing demand for hospice services, new regulatory requirements and declining Medicare reimbursements have led to reduced inpatient admissions. About 97% of care Hospice of Medina County provides occurs in a private residence, a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

“For months, the 16-bed inpatient unit has been operating at half capacity or less. Unfortunately, this is no longer sustainable,” said

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