Two Tucson-based companies have taken over the lease and operation of Manzanita Manor's nursing home and apartment complex.
Manzanita Clinical Care, LLC and Peppertree Clinical Care, LLC, both owned by Mark Yampol of Tucson, took control of the operations Feb. 1, after the former operator, Trillium Payson Inc. defaulted on its lease payments and lost its lease for the facilities Jan. 31.
Trillium Payson Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection March 15 as a corporation doing business as Manzanita Manor.
The current operators of Manzanita Manor, however, were not associated with that filing and have not filed for bankruptcy protection.
Yampol said he has successfully restructured a number of struggling nursing homes and hospitals in the state and he's confident that he will be able to do the same for Manzanita Manor.