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Hospital bankruptcy hearing set for July 3

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Attorneys say a hearing in bankruptcy court slated for July will be the next major step in selling Natchez Regional Medical Center.

The county-owned hospital is in negotiations with Community Health Systems for its purchase.

Hospital attorney Walter Brown says a bankruptcy court judge will have a status conference July 3 in Natchez during which the approval of the bid process for the sale will be addressed.

NRMC officials announced the hospital would have to file bankruptcy in February, stating at the time the hospital had $3 million more in financial liabilities than assets.

The bankruptcy was filed in late March.

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