Judge asked to approve sale of hospital property

The Receiver for the former Southwest Regional Medical Center is asking for approval to sell the contents of the building to Oglethorpe, Inc. for $60,000.
A motion was filed in Brown County Common Please Court on Nov. 14 asking Judge Scott Gusweiler to approve the sale.
The property includes everything except medical records, business records, computers or software.
Receiver New Growth Advisors had originally asked Gusweiler last August to approve an auction of the contents, but the judge declined to do so at that time.
The motion reads in part, “By granting this motion, the Court will enable the receiver to maximize the potential recovery for creditors of Southwest Healthcare.”
The motion asks that Gusweiler approve the sale “free and clear of all liens, claims and encumberances.”
The motion also points out that “By selling the Property to the Purchaser, the Receiver eliminates any moving costs and logistics, which would likely significantly affect the purchase price and/or the costs incurred by the Receiver if the Property was sold to a party other than the Purchaser.”
Gusweiler has not yet ruled on the motion.
The judge did approve the sale of the hospital property to Oglethorpe for $1.2 million on October 4.
The company plans to spend the next six to nine months working on the facility and plans operate a 60-100 bed behavioral health facility at the site.
Once open the facility is expected to employ up to 250 people.