Cozby-Germany Hospital in Texas Shuts Down

Another hospital formerly under the control of Tariq Mahmood, MD, has closed its doors, though local leaders are trying to keep the facility afloat, according to a Grand Saline Sun report.

Last week, executives at Cozby-Germany Hospital, a 52-bed hospital in Grand Saline, Texas, said the hospital shut down, though board member Tom Elliott said "the hospital is not closed for good," according to the report.

Cozby-Germany Hospital has undergone state health inspections, and if it were to reopen, it must rectify certain "discrepancies." In addition, after a potential management agreement with two other physician investors did not pan out, the board brought on Kansas City, Mo.-based consulting agency Noble Healthcare International to determine a possible course of action.

Cozby-Germany Hospital is one of several hospitals that was owned by Dr. Mahmood. He has been under federal scrutiny and faces criminal charges of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr. Mahmood previously owned Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, and Central Texas Hospital in Cameron, both of which closed in July, the now-defunct Renaissance Hospital Terrell (Texas) and Lake Whitney (Texas) Medical Center, which was sold to Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Frontier Hospitals earlier this month.

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9 Hospitals That Have Closed in 2013

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