Springfield Medical Care Systems (“SMCS”) and Springfield Hospital are receiving inquiries regarding checks not being honored by some of our local banks. SMCS and Springfield Hospital filed for chapter 11 reorganization on June 26th. As part of that reorganization process, the Bankruptcy Code mandates a hold on any checks issued prior to June 26th, but not cashed prior to June 26th. These transactions are included as part of the bankruptcy proceedings governed by the Bankruptcy Court. SMCS and Springfield Hospital sincerely regret any hardships this has caused our patients. SMCS and Springfield Hospital are working with counsel and doing everything else possible, within the restrictions imposed by the Bankruptcy Code, to manage the situation.