Verizon Wireless said it will replace some medical centers at its five medical centers in the United States with new ones in Canada.
The move comes after the company announced last month that it plans, for the first time in five years, to close its five hospitals in the region.
Verizon will close one in California, while its two others will move to the east.
Verizon also plans to shutter five facilities in Ohio and four in Florida.
The news was first reported by Business Insider.
The company said in a statement that it is looking to move forward in its plan to upgrade its facilities in the future, with the goal of “providing our physicians and patients with the care they need and deserve.”
“We are pleased to continue to partner with the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Health Science Center to provide excellent health care and the benefits that come with it,” Verizon said in the statement.
“We are grateful to the health care providers who have helped us in our pursuit of the future.”
Verizon will move about 5,000 employees to new locations in the U.S., according to the company.
Verizon said it has also invested more than $1 billion to renovate and expand its medical facilities in Canada and New Zealand.
Verizon announced last year that it planned to close all of its five facilities by 2019.