Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Says It's Closing Down

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (AP) -- Cheboygan Memorial Hospital says it's being forced to shut down after a proposed sale of the facility to Flint-based McLaren Health Care Corp. was blocked.
The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports the sale was expected to wrap up Tuesday but came to a halt late Monday.
The hospital's Chief Executive Officer Shari Schult says the facility's emergency room will be closed and arrangements made to divert ambulances to other hospitals. She says in a statement that other services will be closed, including outpatient clinics, laboratories and rehabilitation.
Cheboygan Memorial Hospital is the largest employer in Cheboygan County, with a staff of about 400.
The hospital earlier announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after losing more than $7 million last year. A federal judge earlier approved the sale.

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  • by Trina Location: East Lansing on Apr 3, 2012 at 06:30 AM
    Where's the rest of the story? Why was the sale blocked?
  • by Lisa Location: Dansville on Apr 3, 2012 at 06:21 AM
    This is so sad to see, this is the hospital that I delivered my son at back in 2009.
  • by Armagh Irish Location: Lansing on Apr 3, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    This is really going to hurt Cheboygan. The hospital employs many residents and services a fairly big county. Sure would like to know what soured the deal. Not a good day for northern Michigan.
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