An eleventh-hour payment of $16,644 for delinquent utility bills averted a threatened cutoff of electricity at tiny Hillsboro Community Hospital in central Kansas.
The city, 50 miles north of Wichita and home to about 3,000 people, said in a brief news release that it gave notice to the hospital on Jan. 8 that it would shut off utilities effective at noon Friday. It received the payment in the morning.
Accordingly, the presently noticed utility shut-off at the Hospital has been averted, the release states. It is the Citys ongoing desire to undertake reasonable steps to assist in keeping the Hospital open, while also being a good steward of the Citys finances and utility resources.