Bankrupt Saint Catherine Regional Hospital to close

The 64-bed Charlestown, Ind.-based Saint Catherine Regional Hospital locked its doors Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m., owing more than $8 million to over 200 creditors, according to WDRB-TV.

The hospital declared bankruptcy in 2012 and hit the auction block last month, but its buyer, Procure Health, withdrew the purchase Tuesday because it was dissatisfied with the conditions of the sale, Charleston Mayor Bob Hall announced on Facebook, according to the report.

Staff was informed Tuesday of the closing. Patients were transferred to nearby hospitals and liquidation will begin immediately, according to the report.

One hospital remains in the county served by Saint Catherine: the 241-bed Clark Memorial Hospital based in Jeffersonville, Ind., according to the report.

 

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