Health care company lays off more than 130 workers in San Antonio as it closes hospital

June 5, 2018 GMT

Acuity Healthcare will lay off more than 130 employees when the company closes its 30-bed San Antonio acute-care facility in July, according to a new filing.

Acuity Hospital Of South Texas’ 137 workers will lose their jobs when the hospital at 718 Lexington Ave. near downtown San Antonio closes July 14, according to a notice filed by Acuity with the Texas Workforce Commission last month. Employees were notified of the layoffs on May 15.

The North Carolina company “has been actively seeking interested parties to purchase the hospital as well as attempts to restructure loans and leases,” Acuity told the commission, adding that the hospital could have avoided or postponed closing down if those efforts had been successful.

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Acuity cited declining revenue and industry changes that contributed to financial losses when it announced it would shutter the three-story, 34,000-square-foot San Antonio facility last month. A company spokeswoman Tuesday would not comment about the layoffs.

Acuity Healthcare still owns and operates three other hospitals, which are in Atlantic City and Willingboro, New Jersey, and Bellaire, Ohio.

Joshua Fechter is a San Antonio Express-News staff writer. Read more of his stories here. | | Twitter: @JFreports