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5 nursing homes file for Ch. 11 bankruptcy

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Five Connecticut nursing homes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization after the U.S. Supreme Court denied their parent company's request to delay a court order to reinstate 600 striking workers.

HealthBridge Management LLC announced Monday that it filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J., Sunday and the proceedings won't affect patient care.

The Parsippany, N.J., company cited "unsustainable" union pension and medical benefit costs for workers with District 1199 of the New England Health Care Employees Union.

A union spokeswoman didn't immediately return messages Monday.

The five nursing homes are Long Ridge of Stamford, Newington Health Care Center, Westport Health Care Center, West River Health Care Center in Milford and Danbury Health Care Center. Workers are set to return to their jobs March 3.

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