Oswego Community Hospital announces closure, citing failure to expand Medicaid

One of three hospitals in Kansas owned by EmpowerHMS announced Thursday it has closed its doors immediately, saying revenue hasn’t been enough to cover payroll.

The board of directors of Oswego Community Hospital, located in Oswego in the far southeast corner of the state, announced the decision in an emailed statement. Included in the hospital’s closure, according to a Facebook post from the hospital’s page, were the Oswego Community Clinic and the Chetopa Community Clinic.

Among the reasons cited by the hospital for its failure was the decision by Kansas legislators and leaders not to expand Medicaid.

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