Oklahoma Rural Hospital Employees Concerned
DRUMRIGHT, Oklahoma - Employees from several rural Oklahoma hospitals say they are concerned right now about their future.
They say they haven't received their paychecks from last Friday and they’ve been told their hospitals are facing financial difficulties. We've spoken with employees from all four of Empower HMS's Hospitals in Prague, Drumright, Fairfax and Stigler and none of their employees have been paid.
Latimer County Hospital in Wilburton closed down abruptly on October 1, 2018 because of financial troubles. That hospital was also owned by Empower HMS. In that closure, 130 people lost their jobs.
Empower HMS is a Kansas City based company which owns rural hospitals in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida and California.
News On 6 has asked the company for a comment but has not heard back. We also contacted the CEOs of Drumright, Fairfax and Haskell County Community Hospitals who have declined to comment on the matter.
The CEO of the Prague hospital resigned on Thursday.
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