August 10, 2023

Congresswoman Bush Statement on Closure of South City Hospital


Washington D.C. (August 10, 2023) —  Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the following statement on the closure of the South City Hospital in St. Louis, which closed effectively last week on Friday, August 4th.


I am saddened by the news that the South City Hospital has closed. As a nurse and former employee, I saw firsthand how the hospital served as a healthcare safety net for our community - especially for patients who were uninsured, underinsured, or unhoused. South City Hospital was a model of what health care should and could be universally – quality healthcare that is both affordable and accessible. I am proud to have partnered with Mayor Jones to mitigate the inevitable financial, health-related, and economic repercussions that this closing has on staff, providers, patients and our community as a whole. I will continue to offer my support for the many folks in need of new jobs and will not stop fighting for resources to support equitable access to healthcare in St. Louis.