Ascension St. Vincent Dunn in Bedford closing practices on December 16th

BEDFORD — Ascension St. Vincent Dunn and all Lawrence County Ascension Medical Group practices will be closing on December 16, 2022, according to Ascension St. Vincent Dunn.

According to a statement released on Friday to hospital leadership, providers, and associates as well as external partners plans are in place to ensure continuity of care for patients. The plans include discussions with local and regional providers to transition healthcare services.

St. Vincent Dunn Hospital

Ascension St. Vincent Dunn is one of two Critical Access Hospitals in Lawrence County. The other is IU Health Bedford Hospital.

According to the statement, after exploring the options available, including an unsuccessful search for a buyer for St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, it was clear to Ascension officials that other providers with a larger presence in the region are better positioned to efficiently serve the residents of Bedford and the neighboring communities.