Americore Health and its four affiliated hospitals in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas filed for Chapter 11 protection, Becker’s Hospital Review reported. The three of the hospitals listed in the bankruptcy petition are: Ellwood Medical Center in Ellwood City, Alexius Hospital in St. Louis and Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. According to the bankruptcy petition, Americore’s affiliate hospitals have faced financial troubles for months. Most recently, Ellwood Medical Center shut down on December 10, 2019, laid off 152 employees, and fell behind on payroll.
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