The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation Inc. filed for bankruptcy last week in Tampa. The hospital itself is located in Wauchula, a small city in Southwest Florida, and treats brain injuries. A few months ago, the state began investigating the hospital on reports of patient abuse and neglect. Along with three other affiliated institutions, the hospital filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions on Friday. Court filings showed the institution owes between $3 million and $30 million to hundreds of creditors and their assets total less than $150,000.
In August, Florida officials ordered the hospital to send 50 patients to other facilities. This occurred shortly after a story by the Bloomberg News revealed the institution had a history of violence with its patients. The hospital’s creditors include: insurance companies, law firms, medical supply companies, water and electric utilities, the county tax collector and a public relations firm.
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