Pinnacle health plans to reopen hospital following bankruptcy filing

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By: Morgan Riddell, KOMU 8 News Digital Producer
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BOONVILLE - Pinnacle Healthcare System, Inc, Pinnacle Regional Hospital, Inc and their affiliates have filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

The filing will allow for restructuring of debts according to a press release from Lori Davies, Pinnacle Marketing Manager.

Part of their plan following bankruptcy proceedings is to allow the Boonville hospital and clinic to re-open and resume services.

"The reorganization proceedings will enable our companies to continue our mission of providing high quality and cost effective medical and surgical services in our communities," Davies said.

During the bankruptcy proceedings, the Overland Park hospital, clinics and medical practices will maintain usual operations.

The hospital in Boonville closed in January due to what Pinnacle called "economic hardship of bringing the facility into compliance" with state regulations. A Target 8 investigation found Pinnacle had not been paying employees' health insurance. A lawsuit filed against the company accused it of taking health care premiums out of their paychecks, but not giving that money to the insurance company.

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