Green Valley’s only hospital closes

The Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital is closed, forcing patients to seek care in Sahuarita...
The Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital is closed, forcing patients to seek care in Sahuarita and Tucson.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 6:20 AM MST
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GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The only hospital in the Green Vallely area is closing its doors for good.

Patients say they had little warning the Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital would be ending its 7-year struggle.

The hospital offered care to about 100,000 people along the I-19 corridor.

With the almost 50-bed hospital no longer open, the closest emergency rooms include an 18-bed hospital in Sahuarita and Saint Mary’s in Tucson.

CEO and board chair Steve Harris said, “The average age of our population is 72. So, it’s a population that really needs the medical support that we were offering.”

Staff were told they will be paid through mid-August, as long as they keep showing up to work.

The hospital is up for sale, but if someone buys it likely wouldn’t re-open until next year.

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