A physician has asked a bankruptcy court to oust a trustee who has moved to permanently close Peninsula Hospital, New York. The hospital was scheduled to close its outpatient services April 6 and is expected to close its emergency room on April 9, according to a court filing (PDF). Admissions and inpatient care were previously halted at the hospital after its laboratory failed a state inspection.
Doc seeks ouster of trustee at N.Y. hospital slated to close
“This trustee is moving us rapidly toward dissolution without a shred of regard for the best interests of the creditors, the debtor or the community we serve,” Dr. Wayne Dodakin said in the filing. Dodakin identified himself as the hospital's senior hospitalist fellow.
In a bankruptcy court filing, three board members and Dodakin said the laboratory deficiencies had been fixed. Board members also said the hospital has received an acquisition offer from People's Choice Hospital.
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