Now that we have a new chief executive officer at our county hospital, the details about the hospital’s past financial difficulties are beginning to come out.
Their preliminary budget for 2017 shows a whopper of a loss:
The numbers do not include the children’s hospital because they say that those numbers are not available yet.
In 2016 the hospital budgeted for an $8.3 million loss. This year they are shooting for $15.8 million in losses.
The 2017 numbers include an increase in property tax income from $87 million to $93 million.
The new chief executive will have to figure out how much of this year’s projected loss is actually carry over from prior years that someone chose not to recognize.
And now we have to wait for the numbers from the children’s hospital.
We deserve better