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Camden Clark St. Joseph's Campus to Close in Nov.

Camden Clark Medical Center's St. Joseph's Campus

  Camden Clark Medical Center’s St. Joseph’s Campus will close in November due to declining inpatient demand.

Sixty workers will be laid off and 163 positions will be cut. Camden Clark says the other affected workers will be offered jobs within the hospital.

Camden Clark announced the move Tuesday.

West Virginia United Health System merged St. Joseph’s Hospital with Camden Clark in 2011 to form one regional medical center. The consolidation of services was expected to occur in the first quarter of 2017.

Due to a decline in inpatient volume, Camden Clark president and CEO Mike King says the hospital can now accommodate all inpatient services at its Memorial Campus

The Sisters of St. Joseph established St. Joseph’s more than 100 years ago.