Hospital Closure

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Oswego Community Hospital announces the closure of the facility, effective February 14, 2019 at 5:00PM. Like many rural hospitals across the country, we have struggled to remain open despite the many external and internal challenges that are no different from the ones that adversely affect all rural and critical access hospitals across the country. 

At Oswego, we have weathered low patient volumes; high number of uninsured patients; low reimbursement rates; difficulty in getting payment from private insurance providers; low Medicaid and Medicare rates; and the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.  

The trickle of low revenue stream we have generated has not been enough to cover payroll, let alone to meet all of the other costly expenses needed to operate and maintain a hospital.  As such, the hospital’s budget has had to be supplemented on a daily basis in order to stay open.  The monies invested in the facility have unfortunately not been enough to make it financially viable for the long term.

It has been an honor and privilege to have served the Oswego Community and its citizens.

Oswego Community Hospital Board of Directors

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