IRVING, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Brooks-TLC Hospital System Board of Directors has decided to close the TLC/Lakeshore Health Center Campus on January 1, 2020, pending patient transfers.
The announcement does not affect The Gowanda Urgent Care and Medical Center or TLC chemical dependency clinics in Derby and Cassadaga, which will remain open.
The closure impacts all services at the TLC Campus including outpatient and support services as well as inpatient behavioral health services and chemical dependency services.
Despite efforts to reduce expenses and maintain hospital services, the losses being incurred at the TLC Campus continue to rise. Simply put, patient volume is too low to maintain services and cover the cost of operating the campus.
According to Lanski, operating losses of more than $6 million annually at TLC have been funded through the New York State Department of Health for the last few years, but such funding cannot be sustained going forward.
Hospital officials tell us 141 full time and 60 part time employees at the TLC Campus are affected.
Patients and residents may call 716-363-3313 with questions.