YADKINVILLE, N.C. -- Yadkin County has officially filed their complaint against CAH Acquistions 10, LLC, with the federal government.
This comes more than two weeks after the Yadkin Valley Community Hospital was shut down, more than two months before the county says CAH Acquisitions 10 was contractually obligated to continue operating the hospital.
The county had originally filed a lawsuit against the company, which was set to be heard in Wake County District Court. Yadkin County says CAH Acquisitions 10 then requested to have the case moved to federal court.
The lawsuit will now go forward in federal court.
Meanwhile, many residents who were patients of doctors employed by the hospital say they have been left in the dark by the doctors themselves.
“Generally I go to a doctor behind there, and I’m not even sure if they’re still there,” said Sheller Goins, a Yadkin County resident.
Last week, the doors leading to the doctors’ offices were locked. Today, one was unlocked, allowing patients to fill out a form requesting their medical records, which they were required to pay $15 for.
One patient told FOX8 she had spoken with someone on the phone, and had traveled to the hospital in the hope of getting her records, only to have to fill out the form before leaving empty-handed.
One doctor’s office, Davis Urology, remained open. Employees there say they never shut down, and were never employed by the hospital. They say they contacted the county and requested to remain open in an attempt to continue treating their patients.
County Attorney Ed Powell says there has been no indication about when the case will be heard in federal court.
The county says it is still in talks with Hugh Chatham in the hope they will take over the hospital’s operations.