Atrium Oconto Falls facility is ‘going strong’

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Four centers that are closing had issues with a separate lender

Times Herald Staff

The administrator of Atrium Post Acute Care in Oconto Falls said the local facility is not affected by a recent announcement that four Atrium centers in Wisconsin will be closed.

“We’re not closing at all. We’re going strong,” Kathy Reindl said Monday after receiving a number of inquiries from concerned families.

The receiver for financially troubled Atrium Health and Senior Living said earlier this month that Atrium Post Acute Care centers in Appleton, Weston, Chilton and Neenah would be closed.

Reindl emphasized that the Oconto Falls facility is carrying on business as usual during the receivership.

Atrium announced in September that a consensual agreement had been reached with its lender to have a receiver appointed for 32 Wisconsin-based facilities and one Michigan-based facility so that the company can continue to maintain normal business operations until new operators can be identified and positioned to take over the facilities.

According to court records, Atrium had an issue with a separate lender affecting the four shuttered facilities.

Receiver Michael Polsky — attorney with the Milwaukee-based law firm, Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C. — said in a statement after he was appointed in September that all facilities would “continue delivering quality care and services to residents.”

“Our main focus at this time is to stabilize the company and ensure that residents continue to receive seamless quality care in the centers from the staff they have come to know,” Polsky said at the time. “This plan also helps ensure that all payroll and benefits are provided to employees and that vendors are paid for ongoing services on a timely basis.”