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A Lancaster County District judge signed an order that 21 nursing facilities and ten assisted living facilities, in 19 counties, be placed in receivership for uninterrupted operation of the facilities, recently. 
Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center was among the facilities directly affected. 
The facilities are owned by Cottonwood Healthcare LLC, known as Skyline, which is headquartered in New Jersey. 
The receiverships were ordered after Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed court proceedings seeking receiverships at the request of Courtney Phillips, the Chief Executive Officer, of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The facilities, listed below, were placed in receivership with Klaasmeyer & Associates of Omaha, the appointed Receiver.
The following nursing facilities, all operated by Skyline were placed in receivership:
-- Broken Bow Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Franklin Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Lakeview Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Nebraska City Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Norfolk Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Omaha Metro Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- O’Neill Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Park Place Care and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Island.
-- Plattsmouth Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Scottsbluff Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Sidney Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Sorensen Care and Rehabilitation Center in Omaha.
-- Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Valhaven Care and Rehabilitation Center in Valley.
-- Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center.
The following assisted living, all operated by Skyline were placed in receivership: 
-- Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Franklin Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Fullerton Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Nebraska City Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Norfolk Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Scottsbluff Care and Rehabilitation Center.
-- Sidney Care and Rehabilitation Center.
DHHS was made aware today that Skyline was not able to meet its payroll. DHHS determined that receivership proceedings were necessary to protect the health and welfare of the residents of the nursing and assisted living facilities because Skyline was financially unable to pay staff and ensure the future care of the residents.
Klaasmeyer & Associates will oversee operations of the facilities as a new owner is identified and/or residents are relocated to another facility. DHHS will provide oversight throughout the process to ensure a safe and orderly transition and maintain the safety and well-being of residents. If needed, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has authorized the use of Civil Money Penalty funds for the nursing facility operations to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.