Bankrupt Pennsylvania hospital seeks cash to reopen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 30, 2009
Plagued by a lack of funding and lengthy bankruptcy proceedings, Brownsville (PA) Tri-County Hospital has closed twice in the past five years. Most recently, it stopped operations on Feb. 12, after its board of directors recognized it would fall $200,000 short on payroll. Six days later, it filed a Chapter 11 petition as well, listing more than $12 million in debts to several hundred creditors, including employees who weren't paid. But now hospital representatives have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for federal stimulus money. They say their project perfectly meets the criteria for such funding, such as providing medical care for a rural, impoverished area.