Pioneer Health issues notice to close hospital after filing for bankruptcy

Pioneer Health Services, which owns hospitals in five states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April. Now, the Magee, Miss.-based hospital network may close a facility in Tennessee.

According to a 30-day notice filed with the state, Pioneer is considering closing Oneida, Tenn.-based Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott. However, hospital CEO Tony Taylor told the Independent Herald that the notice does not mean the hospital will close. "This is just a way of them fulfilling their obligation of notice," he said. Mr. Taylor added that the hospital will not close as long as it operates in the black.

With the notice on file, Pioneer could close the Oneida hospital after June 26, according to the report.

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