Physician-owned hospital in El Paso to close, citing financial & operational challenges

El Paso (Texas) Specialty Hospital, a physician-owned facility, will close at the end of the year for financial and operational reasons, according to a KFOXTV report.

A statement made to the publication says the hospital aims to support employees during the transition and provide severance packages. The hospital is owned by local physicians in partnership with Surgery Partners and provides a variety of orthopedic services as well as emergency care, weight loss surgery and abdominal and gynecological surgery.

The closing may have been unexpected for some providers and staff. As recently as August, the hospital was adding physicians. Orthopedic surgeon Zachary Lovato, DO, joined the hospital in August as a fellowship-trained adult spinal deformity and reconstruction surgeon, according to the El Paso Herald-Post.

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