Emory-Adventist Hospital announced Wednesday it will close its doors by the end of October.
The 88-bed hospital, in the suburb of Smyrna just northwest of the city of Atlanta, “is no longer sustainable in today’s dramatically changed health care environment,” officials said in a news release. The hospital’s board approved the closure decision Monday.
The nonprofit facility, a joint venture between Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare and the Florida-based Adventist Health System, employs 400 to 500 people. The employees were notified of the impending closure on Wednesday, said a hospital spokeswoman, Tonya Long.
Emory-Adventist has been losing money, Long said.
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“Like many hospitals, we’ve faced a lot of financial challenges,” she said.