Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette, Pa., filed for bankruptcy protection Oct. 15 for the third time since 1993. The 139-bed hospital has between $1 million and $10 million in assets and the same amount in debts, according to a petition filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Pittsburgh. It also has between 16 and 49 creditors, including the Jeanette sewage and sanitation department, Allegheny Power, the Hospital & HealthSystem Association of Pennsylvania, Mercy Jeannette Hospital, the SEIU National IND Pension Fund and the U.S. Treasury, the petition said. Monsour Medical failed an inspection by the state Department of Health earlier this year. At deadline, hospital officials had not responded to a request for an interview. The hospital filed an emergency petition for bankruptcy protection in April 2001, citing cash-flow problems and listing about $3.3 million in liabilities. -- by Cinda Becker
Pa. hospital seeks third bankruptcy since 1993
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