Shuttered Arizona hospitals to give patients 90 days to access medical records

More details have emerged on how and when patients of Florence (Ariz.) Hospital at Anthem and Gilbert (Ariz.) Hospital can access their health records, which have been locked away since the hospitals closed in June 2018, ABC 15 Arizona reports.

The hospitals and their parent company, New Vision Health, entered bankruptcy in late May 2018 and closed abruptly in June 2018. After the hospitals closed, more than 300 patients were left without access to their medical records. Meanwhile, the hospital's creditors were tangled in a payment dispute over who was financially responsible for reactivating the EHR. In late February, a Maricopa County judge ruled the hospital must use $92,000 in assets to reactivate the EHR for 90 days.

ABC 15 Arizona reports patients will have 90 days — until June 23 — to request their records before they are destroyed. Patients must fill out a request form for Gilbert Hospital and Florence Hospital at Anthem and email it to nvhrecords@resolutecommercial.com, call 480-947-3173, or mail it to Resolute Commercial at 7201 E. Camelback, Ste. 250, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. Patients are required to pick up the records in person at Resolute Commercial's offices.

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