VICTORVILLE (AP) — A Southern California high desert hospital has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Officials with Victorville’s 101-bed Victor Valley Community Hospital blame the California budget impasse in part for their financial woes, saying the state owes it $2.5 million in Medi-Cal reimbursements.

The bankruptcy filing Monday in Riverside says the hospital was $20 million in debt.

Prime Healthcare Services Foundation Inc., owner of Desert Valley Hospital, announced this week it has agreed to acquire Victor Valley Community.

The Victorville Daily Press says the hospital plans to remain open during reorganization and there are no plans for layoffs.

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  1. ginny says:

    Sorry folks but there iis more of this to come once Obamacare really kicks in. We will find ourselves with very few options for inpatient medical care and the wiat time for repayment and services will become deadly to many. Looking forward to those 1 to 2 year waits for surgery? It’s coming and don’t tell me it isn’t. That’s what happens in many other ocuntries and why many of them come here on their own dime to get needed medical care.

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