Birmingham hospital has no patients left

Birmingham News, October 23, 2008

Birmingham, AL-based Physicians Medical Center Carraway is closing after 100 years and filed for bankruptcy protection to liquidate the assets. The bankrupt hospital transferred its last patient to another hospital late on October 22, for a total of 88 patients discharged or transferred since Physicians Carraway announced its closure two days earlier. This is the second bankruptcy for the hospital. A group of 52 local doctors bought Carraway Methodist Medical Center at a bankruptcy auction in November 2006 and attempted to revive the struggling institution, but they suffered from too little operating capital and too few patients.


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