Pine Creek Medical Center, assailed by unprofitability, failures in patient care and accusations of fraud, quietly shut down this past summer.
Signs posted on the front doors of the 15-bed hospital said it had closed July 24 and directed anyone seeking emergency help to call 911. Beds, generators and medical equipment from the facility were auctioned off in August.
In 2014, the hospital was accused by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of giving kickbacks to doctors in exchange for referrals. It settled for $7.5 million three years later. And earlier this year, federal inspectors found serious deficiencies in patient care, threatening the hospital’s ability to continue billing Medicare.
Neither its CEO nor the physician group that owns the hospital could be reached for comment.