Lawrence County hospital nearly $300,000 in debt shut down for now

Pennsylvania

Ellwood City Hospital is suspended from providing medical services

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (WKBN) – A hospital serving a Lawrence County community is suspended from providing medical services — effective immediately.

All clinical services at Ellwood City Hospital have been temporarily shut down and its CEO, Beverly Annarumo, has resigned.

In November, the hospital’s emergency room and inpatient services were terminated by the state’s health department and nearly 100 employees were laid off. The remaining employees missed their last paycheck.

The hospital is nearly $300,000 in debt to the city.

Current reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Health show the hospital to be in compliance with the state’s rules and regulations for hospitals. The latest report on file is dated October 15, 2019.

Previous reports from September, July, June, and March, show violations surrounding patient safety, staffing, record-keeping, food storage and other violations.

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