And they didn't even pay their taxes...health care or profit? BD
ST. ALBANS — Following a scathing series of investigative reports by the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, Haven Healthcare, which operates nursing homes throughout New England, has declared bankruptcy.
Haven Healthcare operates three facilities in Vermont, two in Rutland and one here in St. Albans. The St. Albans Town home, located on Route 105, has 120 beds.Blumenthal told reporters the unusual move was needed because Haven had "grossly mismanaged millions of dollars intended for patient care, diverting federal and state money intended for patient services to improper investments in a record company and personal real estate."
Courant reporters documented multiple cases of neglect that led to patient death. However, Joan Senecal, commissioner of the Department on Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living said that there had been no such instances in Vermont. Haven also owes more than $1 million in unpaid provider taxes to the state of Vermont, Senecal reported. Haven owes money to the states of Rhode Island, Maine, and Connecticut as well, according to the Courant reports.