In re Bamberg County Mem. Hosp.

Ruling: 
Appointment of patient care ombudsman for chapter 9 debtor county hospital not necessary as debtor was in compliance with regulations and had appropriate procedures and staffing in place.
Procedural posture: 
Debtor, a county hospital, asked the court to find that the appointment of a patient care ombudsman (PCO) pursuant to 11 U.S.C.S. § 333(a)(1) was not necessary for the protection of patients of the hospital. No creditor or other party in interest appeared through the U.S. Trustee filed a response thereto.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on July 18,2011, LexisNexis #1011-002