Hospital's Doors Will Stay Open

By: KAKE News
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A Kansas hospital that's been open for 100 years, will stay in business.

The Hertzler Hospital in Halstead is getting almost $5 million in new financing to keep its doors open.

You may remember, in January, the hospital was two days away from filing chapter 7 bankruptcy and shutting it's doors because of money problems.

Part of the $5 million comes from a new chairman of the board. The rest will come from a new mortgage.

A group called Peak Management is operating the hospital. They have some new operating guidelines to help the hospital operate more efficiently.

The hospital plans on doing remodeling and repair work throughout the facility. They'll focus on bringing in new patients, and more doctors. They hope to double the number of physicians on staff within a year to offer better and more expanded services.

Peak Management wants to focus more on regional care, instead of trying to compete with Wichita hospitals.

The hospital is celebrating it's 100th year of being a hospital this week.

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