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Mid Valley Hospital Converting To Clinic

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PECKVILLE – The Mid Valley Hospital in Lackawanna County will be turned into a walk-in clinic this summer, according to officials with Commonwealth Health.

Starting July 1, 2014, the facility will be knows as Commonwealth Health Mid Valley Outpatient Center, according to news release.

The facility will no longer offer inpatient or emergency room services.

Officials said the walk-in center will include an urgent care that offers treatment for minor illnesses and non-life-threatening injuries. It will also offer physicals, immunizations and outpatient services such as radiology and lab services.

Commonwealth Health cited a drop in admissions and changes to reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act as reasons for converting the hospital to a clinic.

7 comments

  • Charlie Tuna

    I love their ER. This is such a shame. If I need to go to the ER I am always in and out within the hour. It seems to be a few hour wait at any of the Scranton hospitals and sorry but I have and my family has received excellent care at mid valley over the other hospitals. I am very disappointed to see it go. I would hope as a clinic it will be operating 24/7 unlike the other clinics throughout the area just in case it’s non life threatening but needs to be tended to asap.

  • Jeff Mayhugh

    “Commonwealth Health cited a drop in admissions and changes to reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act as reasons for converting the hospital to a clinic.”

    Mid Valley Hospital servers a primarily older population. The local population continues to drop as the elderly pass on and the young leave the area for jobs that pay above the minimum wage. Also, Obamacare really guts funding for Medicare. Hence less reimbursement for care given. The current medical structure is unsustainable. No surprise here.

  • sharon calpin

    Very sad with the Mid Valley Hospital situation…How many employees will be getting laid off because of this? Big hospitals need to stay in big cities where everyone is a number and there is no “family” like there is in our area.

  • Psychosinger

    Great. Families who don’t drive go to midvalley er for emergency treatment, I drive and I take my kids there cause it’s close. Now I have to drive 20 min to Scranton? We can be dead by then!

  • Its Sad

    Unfortunatly our local healthcare system has become a buisness these days. Mercy is always on the pickett line, CMC wastes money re-arranging an ER that was perfect before. Its almost like they are competing to see who can waste the most of out money and kill the most time before they actually do something good for the community.

  • GUEST

    WOW THEY CLOSED MARION AND NOW MID VALLEY …. HOW FAR DO THEY WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE TO GO FOR TREATMENT .. NOW INSTEAD OF A FEW MILES WE HAVE TO GO 18MILES EITH WAY TO SCRANTON OR HONESDALE!!!!

  • tracy

    This is very sad… My family has received excellent & timely care in the Mid Valley ER when another area hospital had us waiting in the ER for 3 hours w/a 2 yr old w/an eye laceration w/o ever receiving treatment!! The wait at the other local hospitals is ridiculous!!

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