County hospital being managed

This came from the October 2018 county hospital financial statement:

For those who don’t know the term, “FTE” stands for full time equivalent, or the number of hours paid divided by 40.

The statement indicates that they have 208 fewer FTE’s getting paid.

It seems that our new administrator is looking out for us.

This is better.


6 Responses to County hospital being managed

  1. John Dungan says:

    What am I missing? Why is this a good thing? It would suggest to me that perhaps they are understaffed.


  2. Old Fart says:

    BRUTUS: Thanks for posting this UMC item. It’s good someone is interested in that non-elected governmental entity.

    That’s especially true, since our local media always likes to remind us, that ‘government works best in the sun light,’ but fails to report on UMC.


  3. Anonymous says:

    One of the fundamental problems in EP is we have taxpayer supported entities competing with the private sector. If UMC has finally started staffing at the level it needs to maintain it as a supplemental community resource (and therefore more affordable to taxpayers), that’s a good thing.


  4. Anonymous says:

    None of us know whether UMC was overstaffed or whether it is now understaffed. We do not have the information to be drawing conclusions, good or bad. Check yourself in and you’ll find out.


    • Anonymous says:

      The key question related to staffing levels is the ratio: number of full-time equivalents (FTE’s) per bed that is occupied. Without looking at the ratio, you don’t know if they are understaffed or overstaffed.

      Dungan is just speculating to be a contrarian.


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