Dallas hospital closes after failing to make payroll

Forest Park Medical Center's hospital in Dallas closed on Friday, affecting about 150 employees, according to a Dallas Business Journal report.

Todd Furniss, chairman of the management company for the Dallas-based Forest Park system, sent an email to employees in the Dallas facility the morning the hospital closed, informing them they would not be paid because of an "unexpected funding issue," according to the report.

"Funds will not be deposited into your account today" said Mr. Furniss in his email to the Dallas employees. "Please know that we are working diligently to try to find a solution."

This seems to be a pattern for the struggling health system, as employees of its San Antonio, Texas-based facility also started missing paychecks in the weeks before that hospital closed. More than 100 employees lost their jobs when that facility shut down, which led to the hospital's ex-COO to file a class-action lawsuit against the shuttered facility last week.

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