Doctors and patients were locked out at The Heights Hospital because the tenant reportedly owed about $400 thousand in rent.
Doctors and patients were locked out at The Heights Hospital because the tenant reportedly owed $461,302.24 in rent and fees.
A note was posted on the door that said the locks were changed and they will only be given keys when the rent is paid.
“Please be advised that the door locks to the leased premises have been changed and tenant shall be excluded therefrom due to non-payment of rent,” said the note.
Hospital staff said they were given no warning or notice to alert their patients or collect their personal items from inside.
Because patients arrived despite the doors being locked, the staff were forced to treat them in the parking lot.
“I’m treating patients out in the parking lot so that at least we can get them some sort of care. But we really just want to be able to care for our patients,” said family physician Dr. Felicity Mack.
Integranet Physician Resource Inc. reportedly filed a civil suit against Heights Hospital LLC in July 2020 in Harris county and claimed they were not paid $300,000 owed to them.
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