An Action 16 investigation into the fallout from the recent shut down of St. Catherine Medical Center in Schuylkill County reveals problems for former patients.
Many cannot get their own medical records because the records are locked up inside the shut down hospital
A federal judge forced St. Catherine Medical Center in Fountain Springs into bankruptcy liquidation in April and that caused the hospital to shut down and lock its doors.
By doing that, the hospital also locked up information that doctors and patients really need.
Breast cancer survivor Cheryl Varndell said the time spent caring for her infant granddaughter, Bianca, kept her calm at her home in Gordon during a two-week period in April when she feared her cancer had returned.
Her doctor in Pottsville discovered a lump in her breast during a routine exam and wanted to see her recent mammogram.