CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The decision has been made to close Planned Parenthood facilities in the Midstate, according to a statement from the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone.
Melissa Reed said in a statement the centers located in Chambersburg, Gettysburg and Scranton were targeted for closing due to their proximity to other sites. The decision was made to consolidate services by closing these locations.
Planned Parenthood Keystone provided ABC27 with the following statement from Reed:After careful consideration, Planned Parenthood Keystone has made the difficult strategic decision to consolidate health services by closing three centers located in Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Scranton, to reduce the costs of duplication associated with running three sites in close proximity to others. This decision was not made lightly. It resulted from careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care as well as an assessment of how best to ensure the longevity and strength of existing health centers, in order to offer the highest level of patient care for years to come.The world of healthcare delivery is rapidly changing and new trends, like online medical services, make delivering high quality care more accessible to more people. While closing health centers is always a difficult decision, this particular action will allow Planned Parenthood Keystone to focus our medical expertise on fast tracking the development of online health services with the goal of returning to these communities to provide innovative, convenient, and quality healthcare in 2017.Planned Parenthood Keystone has provided reproductive and sexual health services like annual exams, Pap tests, birth control, and STI testing and treatment to the communities of Chambersburg, Gettysburg, and Scranton for decades. Our commitment to these communities remains strong and we have every intention of making sure that we are able to continue to serve them for years to come, no matter what.Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.