Houston pain and spine hospital unexpectedly closes, lays off 63 people — 5 things to know

Laura Dyrda - Print  |

Houston-based U.S. Pain & Spine Hospital closed its inpatient hospital care without warning on Wednesday, according to an ABC 13 report.

Here are five things to know:

1. After serving patients for 20 years, the hospital closed its location in the Museum District and 63 employees were told it was their last day of work yesterday. Employees were surprised and the layoff included surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists in addition to other hospital staff.

2. The hospital will no longer provide inpatient procedures for patients; scheduled procedures were directed elsewhere.

3. Interim President of U.S. Pain and Spine Christopher Packard said in a statement to ABC 13 that after the organization's former CEO and CFO departed, it discovered errors related to accounting and omissions in the hospital operations which had a great impact on the bottom line.

4. While the hospital's inpatient unit closed, its imaging center, ER and clinics remain in operation.

5. When operational, the hospital provided pain management, orthopedic surgery, spine surgery and gastroenterology in addition to several other specialties.

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