New York hospital faces closure after buyer backs out

Officials from Pomona, N.Y.-based Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center intend to close the facilities at the end of the year after the planned private buyer backed out of the $32 million deal on Tuesday, according to The Journal News.

"By pulling out of the deal in the eleventh hour, the prospective buyer confirms that it had failed…Summit Park patients, residents, medical staff and the people of Rockland County," said Ed Day, Rockland County executive, at a press conference on Wednesday, according to the report.

The planned buyer, Sympaticare, didn't participate in the press conference. The law firm represnting Sympaticare said the deadline for the deal wasn't met due to pending litigation. Lawsuits opposing the sale were filed by the Civil Service Employees Association, which represents many of Summit Park's workers.

More than 400 people will lose their jobs when Summit Park closes, according to the report.

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