MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (KT) - Pineville Community Hospital Associates, Inc., filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy with the Eastern District of Kentucky Bankruptcy Court, media outlets are reporting.
The filing took place Nov. 29, according to documents obtained by radio station WRIL and reported by the Middlesboro Daily News.
At last week’s Pineville City Council meeting, Mayor Scott Madon discussed overdue taxes and it was brought to the council’s attention the hospital still owed more than $200,000 in occupational taxes.
The hospital has also long been at odds with the Pineville Utility Commission concerning overdue water bills.
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy would not erase any taxes that are due from the hospital to the city.
The Pineville Community Hospital board, which still has some control of the hospital currently known as Southeastern Regional Medical Center, has come under fire with hospital owners Americore Health, LLC and its CEO, Grant White, over operating practices.
The Ellwood (Pa.) City Ledger recently reported Americore acquired a large sum of money to pay off a debt owed by the Ellwood City Hospital operated by the company, yet employees of that hospital, and the one in Pineville, have not been paid on time in several instances this year.
The Lee Daily Register also reported recently Americore Health, LLC had been dissolved as a corporation in Florida where it was registered.
Radio station WRIL contributed to information contained in this report.