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Local medical center closes week after laying off nearly 100 workers

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — All clinical services have been "temporarily" suspended at the Ellwood City Medical Center, including inpatient and outpatient services and the emergency room.

The last outpatient services happened Tuesday.

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This sudden announcement comes just a week after the emergency room and inpatient services were shut down – and nearly 100 employees were laid off last week in the wake.

The medical center's CEO also just resigned.

Officials said the 79 remaining employees were told to go home around 3:30 p.m. when the hospital shut down completely.

The city's mayor told Channel 11 the medical center will be closed until at least the beginning of the year, and possibly longer. But he still has hopes it will survive.