McLaren St. Luke’s officials announced on April 24 that the hospital will accelerate its wind-down plans and cease operations at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8. The hospital closure was originally planned for Monday, May 15.
The new hospital closure date does not impact WellCare Physicians Group offices. WellCare physician practices will operate under McLaren St. Luke’s through Wednesday, May 31. Many WellCare offices will then change ownership and continue to operate without any disruption to patient care.
The hospital closure timeline has been expedited due to the extra time it will take to decommission equipment and migrate electronic medical records and other IT data in preparation to transition ownership of the hospital’s facilities, land and physical assets as part of an agreement with Mercy Health in early June.
“As we enter the final two weeks of providing care at McLaren St. Luke’s, I cannot overstate how grateful I have been with our teams’ professionalism and dedication. They have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition for each and every patient we serve – and they will continue to do so up to our very last hours of operation,” said Jennifer Montgomery, president and CEO of McLaren St. Luke’s. “The employees and clinicians of McLaren St. Luke’s are true assets to the Northwest Ohio community. I have been proud to be a part of the McLaren St. Luke’s team.”
Central Scheduling employees have begun notifying patients who had previously scheduled appointments between Tuesday May 9 and Monday, May 15. The final days for walk-in services are:
Friday, April 28 – Lab and Imaging: 5757 Monclova Rd., Suite 31. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8 – Lab: 900 Waterville-Monclova Rd., Suite B. Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed for lunch between noon to 1:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8 – X-ray images at the hospital will be offered until 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8 – McLaren St. Luke’s Emergency Services will see patients until noon. Patients requiring hospitalization will be transferred to a Mercy Health hospital.
Medical records can be retrieved on-site at the Business Center (Driveway 4) until Monday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. To contact Medical Records, call (419) 893-5946 or visit www.mclaren.org/medicalrecords. All hospital medical records will be maintained by McLaren Health Care after closure. After May 8, please call McLaren Health Care for medical records at (833) 435-1420.
Additional information can be found at www.mclaren.org/stlukestransition. Patients seeking additional information about their scheduled appointments may call (419) 897-8328 on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.