Three Kansas hospitals are among six hospitals once run by a North Kansas City-based company that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Two of the three, Horton Community Hospital and Oswego Community Hospital, have closed in the last few weeks. The third, Hillsboro Community Hospital, remains open under the auspices of a court-ordered receivership.
A spokesman for Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said last week that his office is conducting an ongoing investigation into Horton Community Hospital,but he declined to provide details.
All six bankrupt hospitals at one time were operated by EmpowerHMS, which bought up ailing rural hospitals in Kansas, Missouri and other states with the aim of turning them around. Empower unt…
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