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How much does Steward Health owe Florida and others?

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Steward Health is selling all 31 U.S. hospitals, including its five hospitals in South Florida, after filing for bankruptcy protection.

Miami Herald staff



A company that owns 31 hospitals, including eight in Florida, has filed for bankruptcy.

So, who owes money? Taxpayers in Florida, for example.

Steward Healthcare owes nearly $14.5 million to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees hospitals and other health care facilities. The company, the nation’s largest physician-owned health care network, operates 31 hospitals, including eight in Florida.

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Florida ranks 14th in the Top 30 Steward creditors, court documents show.

Here’s a look at the Top 30:

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Michelle Marchante covers healthcare in South Florida. Previously, she covered the COVID-19 pandemic, hurricanes, crime, education, entertainment and other topics in South Florida for the Herald as a breaking news reporter. She recently won second place at the 73rd annual Green Eyeshade Awards for her consumer-focused healthcare stories and was part of the team of reporters that won a 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in the Herald’s coverage of the Surfside apartment collapse. Michelle graduated with honors from Florida International University and was a 2020-2021 Poynter-Koch Media & Journalism Fellow.
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