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Monsour Medical Center timeline

| Saturday, March 18, 2006 12:00 a.m

1952: Brothers Howard, Roy, Robert and William Monsour open roadside clinic in small stone house along Lincoln Highway in Jeannette, Westmoreland County.

1958: Clinic is expanded to 100-bed hospital.

1968: Coronary care unit opened.

1971: Monsour Academy of Medicine established to recruit distinguished speakers on medical topics.

1971: Tower addition to hospital completed.

1975: Monsour brothers transfer ownership to Monsour Medical Foundation.

1980: First of four bankruptcy filings by the hospital.

1988: Monsour emerges from bankruptcy.

1989: Reorganization plan enacted that called for a $19 million bond issue to satisfy debt and build a $2 million addition on Route 30 across from tower.

1991: Second bankruptcy filed; hospital goes into court-appointed receivership.

1993: Control of hospital transferred from court-appointed trustee to new board of directors.

2000: Howard Monsour regains control of hospital from board.

2001: Hospital seeks bankruptcy protection for third time.

2004: Pennsylvania Department of Health pulls hospital’s two-year operating license due to failure to comply with regulations; hospital issues first of four six-month provisional licenses.

March 2005: Officials file for bankruptcy for fourth time.

May 2005: CEO John Bukovac fired after three months on the job.

May 2005: Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announces it will refuse to pay for nonemergency care at Monsour Medical Center.

August 2005: Michael Monsour, the eldest son of Dr. Howard Monsour, named new chief executive officer and chairman of board of directors at the hospital.

September 2005: Hospital receives fourth and final provisional license.

December 2005: The Pain Clinic at Monsour Medical Center closes.

December 2005: Plan announced to change name of hospital and sell part of facility to private investors and have Monsour family withdraw from daily management.

February 2006: Monsour Medical Center cited for seven regulatory violations during January inspection. State threatens to withhold new operating license.

March 15: State issues limited operating license that prohibits hospital from performing surgeries and administering anesthesia. Restrictions also reduce number of beds at facility to 66.

March 16: Monsour officials notify state the hospital will not accept limited license and will close.

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