Mid-Columbia Medical Center announced today that it is permanently closing
The Spa at Water’s Edge. The Spa has been closed since mid-March
as part of the statewide coronavirus shutdown.
Like healthcare organizations across the country, MCMC has been significantly
impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing a decline
in revenue at the same time it has confronted increased pandemic-related costs.
“As we have begun the process of reopening our many service lines,
we have made the difficult decision to keep The Spa closed permanently,”
said Dennis Knox, president and CEO of MCMC. “With our recent financial
losses related to COVID-19, we simply aren’t able to continue to
support this business line; however, we remain committed to offering a
holistic approach to healthcare that empowers patients and their families.”
Consistent with the hospital’s Planetree philosophy of care -- which
emphasizes the need to address a person's intellectual, environmental,
emotional, and spiritual concerns in addition to their physical needs
-- MCMC will continue to offer alternative therapies to inpatients as
well as patients of the Celilo Cancer Center at MCMC.
With the spa closure, 15 positions at MCMC are affected. The hospital is
giving impacted workers priority access to apply for non-licensed job
postings at MCMC. Information on The Spa gift cards will be released in
the very near future.