The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center closed its emergency room Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.

Some context

According to a statement from the hospital, the closure is a part of "ongoing restructuring efforts."

A social media announcement about the closure mentioned that the hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September due to workforce shortages, cost inflation and debt concerns.

More details

While no additional details about the closing or a potential reopening were confirmed, the hospital stated they "promptly informed all necessary agencies about this change," and they "will maintain open communication on any further developments."