June 5, 2018
Q: What is happening with Nacogdoches Memorial Health?
A: Times are difficult, especially for rural hospitals like Nacogdoches Memorial Health. We acknowledge that financial issues and a large amount of debt—debt accrued over years—are attached to the hospital. We also need to acknowledge that a strategic resolution can only occur with unity – board, leadership and staff working together.
Q: What has caused NMH’s financial hardships?
Q: Who is responsible for the hospital?
A: The hospital district Board has ultimate fiscal responsibility for the hospital.
Q: What would restructuring do?
Q: Why would we file bankruptcy?
A: Strategically pursuing Bankruptcy—Chapter 9 may seem daunting, yet this bankruptcy filing would allow NMH to lay the foundation for a brighter future.
Q: What happens to me and my job?
A: The hospital will remain open and operational into the future. Our hospital needs you! Our employees are the hospital’s greatest asset. While newspaper reporting and conversations you may hear may be concerning, we want you to know that the Board is actively moving forward with options for our hospital and to best serve our community. We ask that you keep an open mind and focus on caring for patients, as we do everything possible to plan for the future. We appreciate your every-day passion to care for patients and family members of our community.
Q: How will employees and physicians be kept up-to-date?
A: There will be several opportunities for communication and questions, including: