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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:43 AM

Investigation: Former Lebanon Hospital Owner Has Sued Hundreds Of Patients During The Pandemic

A knock came on the door of Hope Cantwell’s East Nashville apartment early this year. She still hadn’t been vaccinated and says she wasn’t really answering the door to strangers. So she didn’t.

But then several more attempts came over the course of a week. Eventually she masked up and opened. A legal assistant handed her a summons to appear in court.

“I couldn’t believe someone — someone? a corporation? a company? — was doing this during a pandemic,” Cantwell says.

It started with a hospital visit in May 2019.

Cantwell was referred to the Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon facility owned at the time by Community Health Systems, a publicly traded company based in Franklin. Her insurance covered most of the stay, but it still left her with $2,700 to pay. Nearly a year later, she was in a financial position to start chipping away at the bill.

Read more: https://wpln.org/post/investigation-former-lebanon-hospital-owner-has-sued-hundreds-of-patients-during-the-pandemic/

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Docreed2003 Jul 2021 #1

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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:05 AM

1. What's interesting to me is Tennova doesn't even own that hospital anymore

Not long after her hospital stay, that facility was bought out by Vanderbilt. Do debt collections continue under Tennova because that was incurred during their ownership? I'm assuming yes. Also, I'm not surprised in the least by Tennova doing something this atrocious. They are a for profit entity who has made a killing in buying up small community hospitals, investing in them, and then selling them off.

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