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Chicago hospital president steps down

By Associated Press
Posted: June 5, 2013 - 1:45 pm ET

Roseland Community Hospital President Dian Powell has stepped down as the hospital announced plans to stop accepting patients.

Powell said Monday the Chicago facility will stop accepting patients today because it is insolvent. She said the institution is $7 million in debt.

Meanwhile, another official of the hospital said Illinois does not owe the facility $6 million as originally asserted.

Roseland Hospital Vice President Sharon Thurman said not only doesn't the state owe it money, it recently made an advance payment of $958,240.

Illinois and Chicago officials are working with the hospital to resolve its problems, she said.

Powell stepped down from her post and told the Chicago Sun-Times she believed the state will make her the issue in the hospital's problems.

Illinois officials have said Roseland's problems are due to mismanagement.


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