Status report pending for Flint Hills Care Center receivership case Featured

Status report pending for Flint Hills Care Center receivership case KVOE News file photo

The status of a receivership case involving an Emporia senior care facility is still pending a week after a planned court hearing date in Topeka.

There is currently no word on an upcoming court date in the case involving Flint Hills Care Center, which went into receivership last fall as then-Aging and Disability Services secretary Tim Keck was granted the right to oversee the facility's operations and management until the civil case is resolved.

A filing by the state as provided to KVOE News alleges Flint Hills Care Center owes over $400,000 to the state of Kansas for quality care assessment payments, over $40,000 to a therapy vendor and over $17,000 to its food service vendor. The court filing says the facility did not submit its annual licensing renewal application or paid the necessary fee, endangering the care center's residents and putting it at risk of having its license revoked. It also says Pinnacle Management apparently commingled funds for all its facilities including Flint Hills Care Center with owner Virgil Goracke, Pinnacle Management and the care center all insolvent.

KVOE News has called a number associated to Goracke, the legal firm representing Goracke and Pinnacle Management in this civil case as well as Flint Hills Care Center management. Those calls have not been returned.

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