ODESSA- Nearly 100 healthcare professionals could be out of a job in Odessa. That's because negotiations on a lease with Medical Center Hospital fell through.
NewsWest 9 has learned Regency Hospital will officially close their doors in two months. Select Medical Regency Hospital rents the sixth floor at MCH and their staff received a letter this week saying they will no longer be in existence in Odessa before the end of December.
NewsWest 9 obtained the letter that was sent out to staff at Regency Hospital on Monday stating that MCH has determined that they will not be able to renew their lease.
Select Medical CEO released the following statement: "This was a very difficult decision to make and we exhausted all possible options. Our closure is the result of Medical Center Hospital's alternative plans for our space. Despite our best efforts to find a solution, our hospital will not be able to sustain its operations in Odessa," Select Medical Regional Vice President, Teresa Davis, said.
However, MCH says otherwise and said they've been in negotiations with Regency Hospital regarding continuation of services. In a statement they said: "We were surprised this week when Regency Hospital made their announcement to close their facility as we were still open to negotiation and had not received formal notice from Regency Hospital. Since learning of their announcement to close Regency, the MCH Human Resources Department has started working with Regency employees to explore job placement options to fill open positions at MCH," MCH Chief Executive Officer, William Webster, said.
Regency Hospital says new and current patients will be transferred to their hospital in Midland.
Regency's Full Statement: