Thomas J Wolfer Cropper coaches way to 500th career victory Ohio’s Deer-Gun Season opens with more than 18,000 deer harvested Lady Broncos face talented Wilmington squad in season opener at Western Brown SHAC teams hit the hardwood for annual Boys Basketball Preview Western’s Leto and Jones excel in sophomore season of XC Lady Rockets open season with victory over Hillsboro Gary P Garrison Rev Larry T Allen Georgetown, Eastern MS honored by state Woodruff updates Chamber of Commerce Operation Christmas Child reaching out overseas G’town Christmas Parade Dec. 3 Ronald E Blessing Sharlee R West June A Goecke Rockets earn OVAL honors Ogden Court dedication set for Dec. 10 Jays host Broncos for OHSAA Foundation Game Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season SHAC holds Girls Basketball Preview Foreclosure filed on former Meadowwood Care Facility Ten indicted by Brown County Grand Jury Nature Works Grant funds for new Senior Playground Shop with a Cop looking for donations and support BC Beekeepers Association busy rescuing honey bees Hilda F Steele Ronald L Palmer Bruce E Phillips Elizabeth J Ellison Daniel L Turner Cook inducted into OIAAA Hall of Fame Eastern honors Coach Kiser G-Men, Devils battle it out in OHSAA Foundation Game Jester is OVAL Football Player of the Year Ipad program a success in Georgetown schools Powih sentenced to six years on rape charges Air Evac team to get new headquarters building in Georgetown Four sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court Homer C Eldridge Dennis D Johnson SBAAC First Team soccer all-stars take home awards Ohio’s Deer-gun hunting season quickly approaching League champ Lady Broncos recognized at fall sports banquet SBAAC awards First Team football all-stars, league champion teams Irene D Thurman County GOP sweeps at ballot box Landfill project to provide electricity Three indicted by County Grand Jury BREAKING ELECTION NEWS Wanda L Nixon Ella A Moon David Rogers Joanna W Carter Ann L Yeary Tony Gacek Rigdon finishes 3rd in Pickerington Div. III Regional Meet, advances to OHSAA XC State Tournament Week 10 football roundup Linkous named SBAAC American Division Soccer Player of the Year SHAC awards boys golf all-stars, winning teams Donald L Bauer Andrew W Brown Early voting still going strong at Election Board Tree ordinance brings more questions at G’Town Council Steele named new mayor in R’ville ABCAP’s Reproductive Center receives $2,000 from Jaymie Jamison Foundation Robert E Bailey Myrtle L Stiltner Etta M Mays Kathleen A Holden Eastern XC teams head to Regional Meet A season to remember Lady Warriors finish runner-up in SHAC Div. I Lady Broncos finish season 10-8-1 Week 9 football roundup G-Men and Colwell head to Div. III Regional XC Meet Marie E Thompson Georgia E Smith Jonathan C Gee Wenstrup discusses regulations, drug issue Woman charged with injecting pregnant woman Public meeting on drug problem draws large crowd BC Chamber of Commerce looks for nominees Mary A Brauns Lynn V Augline Denise A McCleese Tommy E Vaughn Beulah M White Anthony Dozier Moore sentenced to 16 years in prison for assault Tea Party holds candidate forum Hamersville Police Dept. introduces newest officer Russellville Council takes action on closing alleys Anthony R Traylor Caryl J Eyre Jays clinch 2nd in SHAC Division I Week 7 football roundup Battle between Eastern, Ripley ends in tie Broncos are SBAAC American Divison champs

SWRMC Home Health business is sold

By Wayne Gates –

The Home Health component of Southwest Healthcare of Brown County is being sold.
Brown County Common Pleas Judge Scott Gusweiler approved the sale on August 25.
The property and assets of the hospital are in receivership following a foreclosure action in March of last year by Brown County Treasurer Connie Patrick.  The current Brown County tax bill on the property is just over $523,000.
The buyer is Indus Home Health Care of Mason, Ohio.  The purchase price is listed as $100,000, and it will be sold “free and clear of all liens, claims interests and encumbrances.”
New Growth Advisors Receiver Sumner Saeks said that Indus would continue to operate the business in Brown County.
Saeks also has put a motion before Gusweiler to allow the sale of the former Southwest Regional Medical Center at auction on Sept. 14.  As of press time, Gusweiler had not approved the motion.
It asks that the auction sale of the hospital and property be “free and clear of liens, claims and encumbrances”, meaning that any proceeds of the auction will be the only money made available to settle any claims.
At an August 10  hearing on the matter, the matter of medical records that remain on the property was discussed.
Gusweiler said that he would not approve a sale of the property until he was presented with a plan for the proper disposition of the medical records.
In the motion, the receiver’s attorney writes,  “Upon the close of the sale of the Hospital, there will be no place for the Receiver to store the medical records.  The Receiver has discussed with the Prosecuting Attorney (Little) whether her clients have an issue in the medical records,” the motion reads.
It also references a discussion of the disposition of the records with the attorney of current property owner Dr. Krishna Surapaneni.
New Growth Advisors Attorney Michael Debbeler told Gusweiler that his clients would look into the issue and see what was required.
“We will give you what our research shows on HIPPA, state medical authorities, plus what happens when the economic issues are such that there’s no money to pay for any of this…we will try to give the court some direction on what these issues are,” Debbeler told Gusweiler at the hearing.
Following the hearing, New Growth Advisors Project Manager Jennifer Brauer said that there were still a couple of issues with the hospital property that were being addressed.
“There is some flooding in the basement following all of the recent rain and we are looking into how to deal with that,” Brauer said.
Brauer also referenced some nuclear medicine material stored at the hospital.
“We are waiting to see if a nuclear medicine operator will come in to purchase the entire facility, then they can take possession of that.  If not, we’re going to have to dispose of it in accordance with Ohio Department of Health Regulations.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

2016 News Democrat