5 latest hospital bankruptcies, closures

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Here are five hospitals that filed for bankruptcy protection or closed since Jan. 1, beginning with the most recent.

1. The Miami Medical Center, a 67-bed hospital that suspended patient services in October 2017, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy March 9.

2. Baylor Scott & White Health, a nonprofit health system based in Dallas, closed 113-bed Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland (Texas) on Feb. 28. Baylor Scott & White decided to shut down the hospital, which incurred significant financial losses over the last three years, after scaling back services and trying to secure a new owner for the facility without success.

3. Iron County Medical Center, a critical access hospital in Pilot Knob, Mo., filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy Feb. 21. The hospital is owned by the Iron County Hospital District.

4. Affinity Medical Center, a 156-bed hospital in Massillon, Ohio, closed Feb. 11. The hospital is owned by Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health.

5. Surprise Valley Health Care District, which operates 26-bed Surprise Valley Hospital in Cedarville, Calif., filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy Jan. 4.

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