Filings to Facilitate Orderly Sale and Disposition of Hospital Assets Patient Care to Remain Uninterrupted At HPA Hospitals
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital Partners of America ("HPA" or "the Company") announced today that it and certain intermediate entities have filed voluntary petitions of reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filings do not affect the operations of any of the hospitals in the HPA system, which continue to operate as usual. The filings were made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware in order to facilitate the orderly disposition of certain of its assets.
HPA's hospital facilities are set up as independent legal entities and are not part of the filings. The Company expects operations at its hospitals - Austin Surgical Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center, Shasta Regional Medical Center, and Trinity Medical Center - to continue normally, providing uninterrupted patient care. HPA's hospital facilities are expected to meet their individual operating needs without support from HPA.
HPA, working together with its hospital physician partners, retained Merrill Lynch & Co. to identify potential interested third parties to purchase HPA's ownership at the St. Joseph Medical Center and Trinity Medical Center and have retained Cain Brothers to perform the same function at Shasta Regional Medical Center and Austin Surgical Hospital. The individual sale processes are underway and each of the hospitals has generated interest from multiple potential buyers.
About Hospital Partners of America (HPA)
Hospital Partners of America is a privately held company based in Charlotte, North Carolina that develops and operates hospitals. The company's website is http://www.hospitalpartners.com.
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
|SOURCE Hospital Partners of America|
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