A Wausa nursing home is one of nearly two dozen in Nebraska now in a legal battle after failing to pay its employees.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that the Department of Health and Human Services were alerted Friday that Cottonwood Healthcare, the company that owns the Wausa Care & Rehabilitation Center, would be unable to pay its employees.
Matt Litt of the DHHS told the World-Herald that public health officials worked with the Attorney General’s office to set up a receivership and get it approved in court.
Copies of the order signed by a Lancaster County judget were filed in 19 counties. Klassmeyer & Associates has been appointed to manage the facilities while a long-term plan is worked out, according to the report.
Other nearby facilities effected by this development include Norfolk, Neligh and O’Neill.