Hospital Administrator Charlie Harrison discussed operations at the hospital, and the current vote to continue the annual district tax – that’s collected on our property tax bills.

 

Operations are doing well – they just self-funded a $4.5 million seismic upgrade on the building, including new ramps and bathrooms.

 

Occupancy is up – which means more Medicare which only pays 40% of the billings on average. They provided 7000 patient-days of care in the last year, and 1200 in Acute Care. The Emergency Room is always busy.

 

Charlie asks all of us to vote, and if we have the opportunity to discuss the vote with our friends, urge them to vote “YES” too!

 

 

The hospital has 218 employees – and is a valuable part of our community.