North Carolina hospital misses payroll

Employees at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth, N.C., didn't receive their paychecks Feb. 8, according to local TV station NewsChannel12.

The hospital's owner, Kansas City, Mo.-based EmpowerHMS, hasn't told employees why they weren't paid, according to the report.

Washington County Hospital employees who spoke with NewsChannel12 on the condition of anonymity said the hospital also lacks needed supplies and they don't know when the items will be restocked.

Several other hospitals owned or managed by EmpowerHMS have encountered financial issues in recent months. Most recently, the company failed to pay staff at Prague (Okla.) Community Hospital and Horton (Kan.) Community Hospital on Feb. 1.

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