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Troubled Kansas hospital closes after facing overdue bills


March 14, 2019

HORTON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas hospital run by an embattled health management company has shut down operations after struggling for months without enough funds to pay its employees or buy medication and food for patients.

The city of Horton's only medical provider, Horton Community Hospital, closed on Tuesday, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Residents will now have to travel 12 miles (19 kilometers) to Hiawatha for medical care.

The hospital's chief of staff, Dr. Richard Brown, said the closure didn't come as a surprise. Hospital staff, who have faced weekslong gaps in pay, h...

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