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Hancock Medical Center sues management company

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BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Hancock Medical Center's Board of Trustees has filed a federal lawsuit against its former management company, claiming it lost millions of dollars from its contract with Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources.

The lawsuit was filed this past week in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

The hospital is owned by Hancock County and the board of supervisors appoints the hospital board that oversees its operation. Quorum managed the day-to-day operations at the hospital more than 20 years.

Supervisors replaced Quorum last year with New Orleans-based Oschner Health System.

The lawsuit argues Quorum allowed the hospital and doctors contracted by the hospital to be severely overstaffed, did not collect $8 million for services that were provided and that hospital administrators hired doctors and handed out contracts without permission of the hospital board.

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