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Chiefland hospital revived?

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According to June 4th edition of the Chiefland Citizen the Tri-County Hospital may be revived by Ameris Health systems.  Commissioner Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4), who is up for re-election this year, seems to have a golden ear on these developments by Mr. Schupp and  the unnamed forum of community leaders. Mr. Bell is to be commended for this.
Commissioner Bell should also be commended for not having a Golden Eye for researching Ameris Systems record of financial responsibility and management skills.
According to the Arkansas Business Weekly and an article by Mark Friedman dated May 4, 2009, and headlined:
“Operator Of Two Hospitals Didn't Pay Bills, Officials Say.”
The article states that the city of Osceola, Ark., was trying to collect a $313,000 electric bill Ameris of Arkansas left behind from its operation of South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola.
Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore said he had asked Mississippi County, which owns the hospital, to pay the outstanding balance to the city-owned utility.
Mississippi County Judge Steve McGuire said the hospital's board had not asked the county to pay the bill. And no decision has been made about whether the county will pay the bill, he said.
In March, Ameris, which also operated the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, ended its contract with Mississippi County to manage that hospital.
"Ameris left here owing literally up in the millions of dollars" to various companies, said McGuire.
“Just before Ameris left," according to McGuire, "it told Mississippi County that it couldn't cover payroll for the approximately 300 employees at both hospitals, the county stepped in and paid payroll for two weeks, which was about $500,000.”
“In early April, Lewis told Arkansas Business that Ameris lost a considerable amount of money, and we weren't willing to continue.... We couldn't afford to keep that hospital open," according to the article.
The article stated that “Ameris had been in Mississippi County for five years. Kennemore said the city did sue and received a judgment in December.
But the judgment is against Ameris of Arkansas LLC, which had the contract with the utility, not the Ameris in Tennessee, Kennemore said.”  
“So there's that corporate shield, Kennemore said. We can't go after the corporate Ameris. We have to go after Ameris [of] Arkansas, and they're broke."
From the above it appears that certain principles of Ameris of Tennessee formed a corporation in Arkansas to manage two hospitals and that protects Ameris of Tennessee from payment of those bills incurred by Ameris of Arkansas.
Left holding the bag are the citizens of Mississippi County, Ark., by way of their taxation.
According to a Bloomberg Business Week Snap Shot of Ameris Health Systems,  Ameris is now managing a hospital  in Chiefland.
I have no idea where that Chiefland Hospital is. Went by the proposed Tri-County Hospital site today and it surely wasn't there.
Now we are told that a new down-sized hospital is in the works for Chiefland. By my calculations that would mean two hospitals in Chiefland, The operational invisible one and the proposed downsized one.
Let's not forget the additional expense for a new architectural plan for this revised, visible hospital. There is still a $1,614,524.68 lien from the original architect, against Tri-County Hospital LLC (There's that corporate shield again). Researching the records at the Levy County Courthouse I found that there was another record of interest.
This one involved Drummond Community Bank vs Tri-County Hospital LLC and the original architect. It appears to be a Final Judgment of Foreclosure on the property for the Tri-County Hospital. This document states a total of $938,917.38 is due plaintiff (Drummond Community Bank) plus interest until the judgment is paid, by Tri-County Hospital LLC. Remember the corporate shield.
There is also a clerk's notice of sale for that property on July 14, 2014.  
If the above monies are owed to these lien holders, where did Mr. Shupp and The Tri-County Hospital spend $3.7 million as Mr. Shupp claims?
The Ti-County area definitely needs a hospital but one that will be a viable asset to all of our citizens, not one of smoke, mirrors and a burden to the Levy County taxpayers.
Outstanding (tongue in cheek) work Commissioner Bell.
You are not to be commended.
Noel K. Desmond
Chiefland