CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Brotman Medical Center, a privately held, 420-bed medical center serving the West Los Angeles area, announced today that it has filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles.
In connection with the filing, Brotman Medical Center is in the process of finalizing a new debtor-in-possession (DIP) revolver in the amount of approximately $19.6 million to be provided by its pre-petition secured lender, which is subject to final agreement and Court approval. The DIP financing facility is designed to permit the hospital to fund its working capital needs during the Chapter 11 case, including obligations to its employees, trade vendors, suppliers and service providers. As part of the Chapter 11 filing, the hospital is also seeking Court approval of certain operating, cash management and employee motions, which are commonplace in Chapter 11 filings.
Brotman Medical Center affirmed it will continue to serve physicians and their patients in Culver City, West Los Angeles and the surrounding community. The hospital anticipates no changes in emergency room operations. All professional and technical staff will continue to work regular shifts and hours.
In connection with the filing, the hospital has retained Michael Lane of Navigant Consulting, Inc. as its interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lane has worked with Brotman in a consulting capacity for the past year.
Lane affirmed that "the new DIP financing, upon approval by the Court, will ensure that Brotman Medical Center has the resources to continue providing care in Culver City and West Los Angeles. The hospital's suppliers, employees and physician partners should see little or no disruption.
"We have been working to meet the many challenges that characterize
today's health care environment. We are refining services in order to
continue critical care facilities, se
|SOURCE Brotman Medical Center|
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