18 Hospitals That Closed In 2013

Bob Herman | Becker's Hospital Review | January 2, 2014

The healthcare sector is entering into one of its most important years in decades, but many hospitals have been left behind.

Throughout 2013, 18 acute-care hospitals closed their doors, and there are many others — such as Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., Lake Shore Health Care Center in Irving, N.Y., and Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital, to name a few — that could follow suit this year.

Here are 18 hospitals that closed in 2013, beginning with the most recent. Note: The following list only includes acute-care hospitals that have completely shut down, not those that have closed individual services, units or departments.

•    Florala (Ala.) Memorial Hospital, a 28-bed, privately owned hospital, closed in late December without advanced notice to the city.