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      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 forward.