City Of Prague Takes Aim At Hospital's Owner


Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 10:05 pm
By: News 9


The town of Prague cleared the way to possibly legal action against Prague’s failing hospital, Tuesday night.

At an emergency city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to explore all of their options regarding HMS Empower, the Florida company that owns Prague and several other rural hospitals. 

Last week, Prague Hospital employees told News 9 they hadn’t been paid. They say there are glaring medical supply shortages, and many of their own medical insurance policies had been allowed to lapse.

Read Related: Employees Concerned About Future Of Prague Hospital 

Prague Hospital CEO Shelly Dyer resigned last week, but Tuesday night, she told News 9 she didn’t resign, and told city council that HMS Empower still plans to make good on their obligations.

Read Related: Prague Hospital CEO Resigns After Announcement Of Possible Closure 

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