McLaren Health Care Corp. may buy Cheboygan hospital

Health clinics that were once affiliated

with Cheboygan Memorial Hospital have reopened as the hospital looks at a possible sale

to Flint-based

McLaren Health Care Corp.

The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports McLaren has hired 55 doctors and others and opened the

clinics Monday. Cheboygan Memorial and its clinics unexpectedly

closed last week.

The hospital and health system say they support the sale but

McLaren needs to work out certain

issues with the federal

government's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Cheboygan Memorial on March 1 announced it was filing for

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

after losing more than $7 million

last year.

A hospital official says a conference call is planned Wednesday

to discuss if the sale can go