Beleaguered Saint Catherine Medical Center, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week, owes 76 vendors an estimated $2.3 million according to a document released by the Philadelphia office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
draft of corrective action plan for SCMC
As a result, the state placed a ban on new admissions to Saint Catherine, as well as surgical services, emergency, and outpatient procedures at the 67-bed hospital. Although the medical center is still licensed, there are no patients at the facility.
In an April 3 letter to Merlyn Knapp, the medical center's CEO, CMS officials said the medical center's Medicare agreement "will be terminated by April 19 if the immediate jeopardy has not been removed."