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Mystery as two top managers of rehabilitation company commit suicide and facilities suddenly close in the US: ‘There is more to the story’

Employees of a multi-state rehabilitation company have been left in limbo after several facilities across the country closed following the suicides of its two top executives.

Retreat Behavioral Health, which has offices in Florida, Philadelphia and Connecticut, abruptly closed its Palm Beach, Florida, location last week.

Employees told wptv that approximately 100 mental health and substance abuse patients were told to pack their things and leave, including 30 who had nowhere to go.

Locations in Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) and New Haven (CT) have also closed following the deaths of CEO Peter Schorr and CAO Scott Korogodsky.

Korogodsky had assumed leadership of the company after Schorr committed suicide in his Delray Beach home. LancasterOnline.

Days after Schorr died, Korogodsky also committed suicide, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Retreat Behavioral Health, with offices in Florida, Philadelphia and Connecticut, abruptly closed its Palm Beach, Florida, location last week (seen here).

Retreat Behavioral Health, with offices in Florida, Philadelphia and Connecticut, abruptly closed its Palm Beach, Florida, location last week (seen here).

CEO Peter Schorr

CAO Scott Korogodsky

Facilities in Lancaster County, PA, and New Haven, CT, have also since closed following the deaths of CEO Peter Schorr, left, and CAO Scott Korogodsky, right

Lissa Franklin, the vice president of Southeast Florida Recovery Advocates, said CBS12: ‘I’m sure there’s more to the story, but of the employees I spoke to, almost everyone who was there felt it was a safe and supportive redundancy option.

‘It’s very sad what happened to the Retreat. From my experience. it was a great program.

“They always helped everyone in the community. They treated everyone with compassion and kindness.”

According to Franklin, the facility was one of the few in the area that accepted Medicaid or VA health insurance.

Internal emails sent to staff and seen by the outlet show Korogodsky assured staff members they would be paid after a delay in receiving paychecks.

On Thursday, Alexander Hoinsky, the facility’s chief financial officer, said the company had been in financial trouble for at least a year.

Hoinsky told WPTV he became concerned after executives at the company stopped taking his calls.

He said, ‘I’ve left messages and emails [and] explained what would happen next. Actually, they didn’t want to hear it.’

Internal emails sent to staff and seen by the outlet show that Korogodsky assured employees they would be paid after a delay in receiving their salaries.

Internal emails sent to staff and seen by the outlet show Korogodsky assured staff members they would be paid after a delay in receiving their salaries.

Workers at the Palm Beach plant, pictured, are still waiting to be paid for their work after being notified of their layoffs last week

Workers at the Palm Beach factory (pictured) are still waiting to be paid for their work after being notified of their layoffs last week

He continued, “These are the facts: The company ran out of cash. Revenues dropped dramatically and they didn’t adjust costs.”

Meanwhile, workers at the Palm Beach plant are still waiting to be paid for their work after being told last week they were being laid off.

One nurse said, “I don’t know what days I was scheduled. I just decided to show up.

“I just wanted to be there. Because when they said everybody was going to be laid off, it just sounded like a huge task.”

The nurse, who asked not to be named, told WPTV that the fire alarm had gone off and everyone had left the building.

After she was let in, she said, patients started arguing and staff members were unable to de-escalate the situation.

According to the worker, patients broke into nursing stations to obtain narcotics, while workers emptied refrigerators full of food.

Hoinsky believes workers will be paid for their last three weeks of work and hopes he will be paid as well.

The corporate center in Connecticut also closed this past week, leaving patients without care

The Connecticut business center also closed this past week, leaving patients without care

In addition to the financial troubles, Schorr was also named in a lawsuit filed in January, accusing him of holding on to a $50,000 deposit from a failed sale of a property.

In another lawsuit in New York, more than $5 million is being sought from the company that owns Retreat because the company was unable to repay a loan in 2018.

Florida court records also show that the Palm Beach County tax collector sued the site for failure to pay a $1,700 tax bill.

The company posted on social media after Schorr’s death: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Schorr, the founder of Retreat Behavioral Health.

“Peter’s tireless dedication and compassion have changed countless lives.

“We are committed to carrying on his legacy and ensuring his spirit continues to guide our mission at Retreat.

“Our sincere condolences go out to his family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.”

While tributes to Korogodsky have since been shared on social media, describing him as an ‘amazing person’.

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