Nursing staff is gearing up to head back to work, more than a month after Cheboygan Memorial Hospital closed its doors.
The Communications Director with the Michigan Nurses Association tells 7&4 News officials have a target date of May 14 to reopen the emergency department and other services. Dawn Kettinger says the organization has no confirmation on just how many employees will be rehired at the hospital but believe it will be at least 100.
Three motions regarding the sale of Cheboygan Memorial Hospital were settled in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bay City on May 1.
The agreements cleared the way for McLaren Health Care Corporation to complete the purchase of CMH, for a reported price of $5 million. The planned sale of the hospital fell through four weeks ago because of problems in getting needed federal regulatory approval for treatment of patients covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The hospital was Cheboygan County's largest employer with about 300 workers. It's unknown how many people will be rehired.
On April 23rd, More than 2,200 people rallied at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital and an announcement came that no one expected. McLaren officials announced that a deal has been worked out between the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services and McLaren Health System that would allow Cheboygan Memorial Hospital to reopen its emergency room and other outpatient departments.