Horton Community Hospital closes

State News

March 14, 2019 - 9:53 AM

HORTON, Kan. (AP) — A 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 hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Richard Brown, said the closure didn’t come as a surprise. Hospital staff have faced weekslong gaps in pay.

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