A group of local doctors that recently bought 128-bed Winona Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, sought court protection for the hospital earlier this week after creditors asked a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Indianapolis to order the hospital's assets to be liquidated. Hospital owners said the facility would remain open and patient services would not be affected during the reorganization. The hospital is struggling with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills from utility companies and a nurse-staffing agency. WMH Physicians Hospital, formed by about 20 doctors and other local investors, bought the hospital in March for undisclosed terms from Leland Medical Centers, Plano, Texas. Hospital officials and the chairman of the group were unavailable for comment. -- by Michael Romano
Ind. hospital asks court to push off creditors
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