The Nix Medical Center is closing its 208-bed acute care facility in San Antonio, Texas; the provider organization’s two behavioral health service locations will stay open. The hospital’s Los Angeles parent company, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. (Prospect), notified the Texas Workforce Commission in August 2019 indicating its intention to begin closing the downtown facility by October or November 2019 in order to focus its resources on maintaining and growing its behavioral health services in the San Antonio area.
Citing a “decline in community demand” for its acute care services at the downtown hospital, the company plans to lay off as many as 585 employees, most of which are employed at its primary location. Nix also will close its home health department.
A specific closing date has not been confirmed by Prospect; however, the first round of staff layoffs are set to begin in October 2019. Additional layoffs will occur at a later date and affected employees will receive a 60-day notice in advance.
Nix Health has been in San Antonio since 1930 and operates the Nix Medical Center downtown, Nix Alamo Heights, two behavioral health centers, a sleep clinic, and physician offices for its home health care program. All but the behavioral health facilities are closing.
Nix Health has been dedicated to providing top-rate comprehensive medical services in San Antonio and throughout Bexar County. Nix Health offers an array of inpatient and outpatient services—with an emphasis on behavioral health, bariatrics, and orthopedic care—at our state-of-the-art medical center located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Nix Health also offers exceptional medical services at our other facilities throughout the area.
Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. is an innovative company with the right solution both for today’s health care challenges and for the future of health care delivery. Prospect is among the first health care provider organizations in the country to adopt an operating model, which is called Coordinated-Regional-Care, that prefigures the objectives of health care reform—to improve quality, reduce cost, and enhance overall consumer care.
This was reported by the Rivard Report on September 3, 2019.
Contact information: Nix Medical Center, 414 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205; 210-271-1800; Website: www.nixhealth.com