Lehman Brothers Holding Co., an affiliate of the Lehman Brothersinvestment firm, held the mortgage on the hospital and auctioned itfor development. It is reportedly anticipated the hospital will askLehman to give it 18 months to relocate. Lehman Brothers did notreturn calls by presstime and it is unclear whether it will givethe hospital that much time, but company officials have been quotedas saying that they intend to develop this piece of property.

Financial problems forced the hospital into bankruptcy a yearago. Lehman Holding bought the hospital's mortgage from the federalHousing and Urban Development program, the case was dismissed frombankruptcy court a few months ago. The hospital owed over $17million on its loan and tried to negotiate with Lehman, buteventually Lehman held a foreclosure auction.

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