Two Health Care Clinics Cease Operations in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Two Health Care Clinics Cease Operations in Lubbock

Two original Lubbock Health Care clinics, Presbyterian and Children's Clinics, are no longer in business. Community Health Center of Lubbock, Presbyterian and Children's reached a settlement Tuesday. As a part of that settlement, Presby and Children's will have to hand over patient medical records. The clinics also have until Saturday to vacate the downtown building.

Last month, we told you how CHCL board members decided to reorganize its corporation and dissolve a 12 year partnership with Presby and Children's health care clinics. CHCL has provided the administrative support, while Presby and children's provided the care.

Since the announcement of the re-organization last October, 68 out of 115 employees, including doctors and nurses, told NewsChannel 11 they were either not offered a job or said they did not want to work under the leadership of CHCL.

CHCL has hired its own staff. Sources tell us CHCL has hired at least one new doctor, and two nurse practitioners, plus moved another doctor from CHCL's Chapman clinic.

Presby and Children's handled about 40,000 visits per year. In the settlement, both sides have agreed that CHCL will maintain the medical records and provide the health care from now on. Also, by request, patients can receive copies of their medical records at no charge if the wish to seek care some place else.

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