Officials are hopeful that normal operations at Washington County Hospital can be restored within the next two to three weeks.
Thomas W. Waldrep Jr. was appointed as the Interim Trustee for the WCH bankruptcy on February 22.
According to a press release, Waldrep has been successful in obtaining control over the main hospital accounts and assets and established communications with both the hospital’s former corporate management company and its current corporate management company.
Both, Washington County and Ihealthcare, Inc., are committed to working closely with Waldrep to help try to organize and facilitate restoration of operations at the hospital as quickly as possible.
Waldrep has obtained an order from the Bankruptcy Judge authorizing the continuation of operations if he determines doing so is in the best interest of the bankruptcy estate.
He has already authorized the continued operation of the Plymouth Primary Care Clinic located adjacent to the hospital on the hospital campus, and the clinic is open and operating at this time.
Waldrep is also in the process of obtaining and evaluating a plan for continued operations of the remainder of the hospital.
No specific timeline has been provided for the finalization of the plan, but all parties involved are hopeful that normal hospital operations can be restored soon.
More information should become available with respect to both the continued operation of the hospital, as well as with respect to options available to current and former employees of the facility over the next seven to fourteen days.