March 16, 2009: Rep. Tim Ryan Releases Statement on Forum Health Bankruptcy
(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-17) released the following statement on Forum Healthcare’s bankruptcy announcement today.
“Today, we learned of Forum Health’s decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. I have reached out to the leaders of Forum Health and Humility of Mary Health Partners, Mayor Williams and Mayor O’Brien as well as union officials from both hospital systems,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I remain hopeful that Forum Health will emerge stronger financially and I pledge my continuing commitment to aiding a system that delivers quality healthcare service to those in our community. The most important objective right now is that we all work collectively with management, labor and creditors to ensure that Forum Health is provided the foundation to continue as a sustainable hospital system. We cannot change the failed policies of the past that have compounded this particular predicament but I will work diligently with the Administration and Congress to shape federal policies that will have a positive impact on Forum Health, Humility of Mary Health Partners and the constituents we serve.”