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The Closure of HSHS and Prevea Locations: A Journey Through Grief and Responsibility

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Interview with HSHS CEO Discussing HSHS and Prevea Closures

Recently, HSHS President and CEO Damond Boatwright sat down with Catholic Health World’s Julie Minda to discuss the closure of HSHS and Prevea locations in western Wisconsin. Boatwright spoke about the challenges faced by the organization and its implications for rural health care.

One of the major issues that contributed to the closures was the oversupply of healthcare providers in the market. Despite this, HSHS made efforts to improve the situation before deciding on closure, including launching its own insurance company. However, these efforts were not successful, and eventually, the decision was made to close some of their locations.

Boatwright also discussed HSHS’s attempts to partner with Catholic systems and non-Catholic partners but none were interested or able to make an agreement. This led to a sense of community reaction that mirrored the stages of grief, with people moving through denial, anger, bargaining, and acceptance.

Despite these challenges, Boatwright expressed a sense of responsibility and dedication to ensuring a positive outcome for all involved. He emphasized that HSHS took steps to collaborate with other healthcare providers and elected officials to ensure a smooth transition for patients. Overall, Boatwright highlighted HSHS’s commitment to its values and doing what is right for the community even if it may not have been immediately welcomed by everyone in it.

By Samantha Jones

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