Last public emergency room in Bremerton closed for good

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The ER in Bremerton closed in summer 2021 at the height of the pandemic, when staffing shortages forced hospital management to combine forces under one roof at the larger Silverdale St. Michael Medical Center.

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Now, hospital management has decided to keep the Bremerton site closed permanently.Like hospitals around the state and the country, St. Michael’s is dealing with staffing shortages, and Melton said it still is working out a way to maximize everyone at one location.

The plan now is to raise the Bremerton St. Michael’s building to the ground. Melton said demolition should begin by the end of the year, and take up to two years to complete. After that, the property will be sold.Melton said they hope to be able to offer people in Bremerton another option next year at some up a hybrid emergency department/urgent care in Bremerton

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Overreaction to a minor virus will do that.

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