Senate District 21
Dale B. Martin
Martin Criticizes Downsizing of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
September 19, 2022

Today, state Senator Dale B. Martin (D-Cleveland) responded to St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s announcement that it will suspend its emergency and inpatient services, and transition to ambulatory care services, by November 15.

“I’m disappointed by St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s decision to downsize its services,” Martin said. “For more than 150 years, Eastside residents have depended on having access to this high-quality care, right in their neighborhood. Now, many patients will lose access to their health care, and countless workers will lose their jobs. We are still in the middle of a global pandemic, and I’m concerned that this change will have real consequences on the health, safety and wellbeing of residents in our area.”

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, which has been serving residents on Cleveland’s east side since 1865, will now provide ambulatory care, including outpatient mental health services, addiction medicine services, primary care, internal medicine, specialty clinics and urgent care.

More information about this transition can be found here.

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