Bankrupt Mich. Hospital’s Future Remains Uncertain, As Creditors Fail To Reach Consensus On Plan
Meanwhile, Florida's Supreme Court has been asked to take up a dispute over whether a hospital can challenge plans for a new medical center.
The Detroit Free Press:
Creditors Split On Future Of Bankrupt Pontiac Hospital
The future of Doctors' Hospital of Michigan in Pontiac will remain uncertain for at least another week after creditors failed Thursday to reach a conclusive vote on competing bankruptcy reorganization plans for the long-struggling hospital. None of the three rival plans for buying the hospital out of bankruptcy attracted enough votes from the hospital's nearly 700 creditors to win confirmation by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit. (Reindl, 12/17)
News Service Of Florida:
Florida Supreme Court Asked To Decide 'Certificate Of Need' Dispute
The state Agency for Health Care Administration asked the Florida Supreme Court this week to take up a dispute about whether a Baker County hospital can challenge plans for a new Jacksonville medical center. The agency and West Jacksonville Medical Center want justices to overturn a 1st District Court of Appeal decision in October that allowed Baker County's Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital to challenge what is known as a "certificate of need" for the project. Certificates of need are a controversial regulatory process in which the state must approve plans for new and expanded hospitals and other types of health-care facilities. (12/17)