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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- KentuckyOne Health has announced that it will close the emergency room at Medical Center Jewish Northeast, according to a news release.
The release cites "low demand for emergency services at that location" as the reason for the decision. The room will remain open until 7 a.m. April 1, 2014.
Despite the closure of the ER, the medical center will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will continue to provide a number of services, including primary and specialty physician care, a surgery center, diagnostic imaging, lab services, infusion services and outpatient services provided by the Frazier Rehab Institute.
But the closure of the ER will result in job losses, according to the news release.
"Each person whose position is being eliminated by the closure of the emergency room is being given priority consideration if they apply for open positions within the system," the release indicates. "Employees leaving the organization are receiving support including severance, outplacement services, community resources, and extended employee assistance plan benefits."
It is not clear how many positions will be eliminated.