Scott County hospital closing after all; sale negotiations fall through

Scott County hospital was to stay open while sale negotations were in process

Update Friday 5:10 p.m.

Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott human resources manager Jennifer Sircy said Friday afternoon negotiations to sell the hospital have fallen through and the hospital will close at 7 p.m.


ONEIDA (WATE) – The CEO of Pioneer Community Hospital of Scott says it will not close on July 1 after all, as negotiations are underway to sell the hospital to another company.

The hospital is the only one in Scott County. The facility sees around 25 to 30 patients in the emergency room each day and 30 outpatients. Signs went up Monday that the hospital was no longer seeing emergency room patients. The emergency room will remain closed for now.

Pioneer Health Services, Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April because of financial strains from changes in the healthcare industry.

CEO Tony Taylor said Thursday he had sent a letter to the state health department to let them know the hospital intends to stay open. He did not know which company is taking part in the negotiations.

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