BOONVILLE — Pinnacle Regional Hospital employees will not be paid as scheduled on Jan. 15, according to an internal email obtained by KOMU 8.
“The inflow of cash during the holidays was extraordinarily low,” Pinnacle Health Care System chief financial officer Dale Farrell said in an email sent to employees Tuesday evening.
“However, we are expecting some significant deposits this week and are optimistic paychecks will be available by Friday,” the email continued.
Pinnacle Health Care System bought the hospital, formerly known as the Cooper County Memorial Hospital, in 2018.
The hospital’s laboratory department closed Jan. 11 due to regulatory issues, according to a Facebook post from the hospital. The hospital also stopped accepting direct inpatient admissions, according to the post.
The hospital also stopped performing surgeries in early January after a state inspection found issues with the HVAC system, according to the Boonville Daily News.
A Pinnacle Regional Hospital employee declined comment Tuesday night, but said the hospital would provide a news release Wednesday.