Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The hospital confirmed the move in a press release sent Tuesday morning.
“Patients should notice no change whatsoever," Hospital Marketing Director Myla Barnhardt said. "Morehead will remain open and will continue to provide care to the community.”
Barnhardt says filing is a financial move to restructure the hospital debt to ensure long-term stability. There are no planned layoffs and employees were notified this morning. The hospital has roughly 700 employees (657 in-house and 88 with contracted partner companies). The hospital is the largest employer in Eden.