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Staffing concerns at Berwick Hospital Center

Employees at a hospital in Columbia County are raising concerns about safety following a closure and a bankruptcy filing.

Elizabeth Worthington

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Published: 6:06 AM EST November 29, 2022
Updated: 6:13 AM EST November 29, 2022

The behavioral health unit at Berwick Hospital Center is the only portion that survived the closure as the owner is turning it into a psychiatric facility.

But employees who remain have reached out to Newswatch 16, saying they are concerned for the safety of both themselves and their patients.

Newswatch 16 first told you about the owner's plans to shut down the acute care hospital in Berwick over the summer.

Those plans were then hastened in September when the state Department of Health forced the hospital's emergency room to close due to a lack of appropriate staffing.

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