Pinnacle Hospital flooded with patient records requests
BOONVILLE— Pinnacle Hospital closed its doors in mid-January, and former patients are trying to get their health records.
"Since the announcement of our closure, the facility has been inundated with 300-350 medical record requests per day," according to a post from the hospital's Facebook page on Tuesday. "Please know that we are working as fast as we can to fill these requests and will continue to do so as staffing permits."
The hospital is looking for a long-term medical records custodian, but has not yet made permanent arrangements, according to the post.
Starting Thursday, medical records can be accepted and distributed through the Emergency Department from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to the post.
The hospital closed due to "economic hardship of bringing the facility into compliance" with state regulations, according to previous KOMU reporting.