Regency Hospital in southwest Fort Worth closing in August

Regency Hospital of Fort Worth, a 10-year-old long-term acute care facility, is closing its doors Aug. 11, according to filing with the Texas Workforce Commission.

John Saich, an executive vice president with owner Select Medical Corp. based in Mechanicsburg, Penn., in a June 14 letter told the commission that 152 employees at the hospital, 6801 Oakmont Blvd., will be laid off as a result of the closing.

The 44-bed facility in southwest Fort Worth opened in 2006.

Select operates several facilities in the Metroplex and throughout Texas, including other acute care facilities, in- and out-patient rehabilitation centers and numerous physical therapy centers. It has two acute care centers in Dallas and one each in Carrollton, Garland, Longview and San Antonio, according to its website.

It has rehabilitation centers in Fort Worth and Grapevine. It also operates under the name Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, the website said.

A company spokeswoman issued a statement saying it was a “difficult decision” to close the Oakmont location.

“Every effort will be made to ensure a smooth transition for our patients, their families, our employees and those who refer patients to us,” it said. “In terms of our staff, we will assist them in their employment transitions either within our Dallas area hospitals, the Select Medical network or to other organizations.”