The bankrupt medical care provider Steward Health announced Tuesday it had secured $225 million in funding to keep its doors open throughout the bankruptcy proceeding and sale of its 31 hospitals in eight states, including Trumbull Regional in Warren, Hillside Rehabilitation in Howland, and Sharon Regional in Sharon.

Boston's 25 News is reporting that Steward’s Chief Restructuring Officer John Castellano issued the following:

“Since entering the Chapter 11 process, everything we have done has been to ensure that our hospitals, medical centers, and physician’s offices stay open, we continue to serve our patients and maintain our commitment to employees.”

WBUR is reporting that the financing comes from a group of lenders who previously provided funding to a financially troubled healthcare provider.

The Dallas-based Steward Health filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, claiming assets and liabilities between $1 billion and $10 billion.

Steward agreed to auction off hospitals later this month, with a judge ruling on the final sale.

The attorneys for Steward Health asked for an extension for the sale of the hospitals, asking for them to be done in two rounds, the first round scheduled for a July 11 sale date and round two, with the final sale approval on August 22.