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first_imgTax support$82,214$1,034,264 Patient Days (average)20122013 January1400.01339.0 Net income or loss($172,613)($3,025,689) Dec. 20132013 overall December1051.01033.0 March1315.0954.0 October1155.01092.0 Total operating revenue$1.200,174$12,304,235 February1232.01051.0 June1251.01039.0 Total operating expense$1,262,047$14,101,386 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (18) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down guest 2 · 340 weeks ago I wish the city would give me some utility bill relief. It’s getting too expensive for the average joe to live here each day. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 340 weeks ago How many other businesses does the city plan on helping. Also it was stated as long as it isn’t a permanent situation. But they provided relieve in 2010, 2011, plus one other year. from the article couldn’t tell if it was 2012 or 2013 and know 2014. Just saying. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down don’t get sick · 340 weeks ago I am happy Wellington still has a hospital and ER room. We need it to stay and yes the electric STUCKS for everyone. What really needs to be fixed it the double charge of electric and then it would be affordable to live in Wellington. Report Reply 2 replies · active 340 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down tpaper · 340 weeks ago The hospital would save money if they would quit hiring attoneys to take everyone to court that would help. I will never go back to that hospital. Report Reply 2 replies · active 340 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down Concerned citizen · 340 weeks ago Maybe if they had someone better running the hospital this wouldn’t be the case. I understand that the hospitals money is not always put to the best use. They would rather pay overtime to some employees than even attempt to work some of their as needed employees. They pick and choose who they call not giving all of them even a chance to work, if they gave all those employees an opprutunity to work that would save the hospital a lot of money possibly being able to cut the overetime in the nursing department. All these poor business decions trickel down hill starting with the CEO all the way down to poor patient care due to lack of experience of multiple new nurse hires. The have lost more than 5 nurses in the last 5 months most of which had worked there for as many as 20 years. Some of which left without other jobs due to the conditions they had to work in. Report Reply 1 reply · active 340 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down notlla · 340 weeks ago Just raise SALES TAX No problem ,We could also raise Property Tax`s too ,That seems to the answer to everything. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 340 weeks ago I think we need to try and find a new set of physicians to open back up the clinic…and yes if there are issue’s with the work conditions, address them..and try to make it a better place… Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down what · 340 weeks ago $12-$14 million in the utility fund? How about passing a little of that back to the citizens. I understand saving for a rainy day, but to many of us its been raining for awhile. Or the City could buy some more new trucks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 340 weeks ago there needs to be a lot of changes, an average person working doesn’t get the opportunity to get help on their bills they get shut off if they are late on payment or can’t pay it at all.. SRMC is a joke if you ask me. You have to wait hours in the ER before you see the Dr. People with sick or hurt children don’t need to sit there waiting that long to see a Dr. That is one reason I will take myself or my child to wichita I won’t here to the ER Report Reply 1 reply · active 340 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down anonymous2 · 340 weeks ago After what I have gone through with the use of this hospital in the last 2 weeks I’m not sure that I will even be using this hospital for anything ever again. It would be nice to get some relief of electric bills but obviously that is not going to happen for the citizens or any other business when the hospital gets that kind of relief. Now honestly, their relief they are getting, is it electric bills wrote off or is it they will sit there until they decide they can pay them? Can you imagine the thousands of dollars we have wrote off or left shown unpaid? When is the money going to go to things like street improvements. We can bail them out for several years but we sure can’t fix a lot of roads that need to be done around this town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments September1072.01096.0 May1372.01074.0 July1254.01036.0 Total depreciation$110,740$1,228,538 August1184.01010.0 November1143.0989.0 As far as the city end of things, the loss in utility payments from SRMC will not be a blow to the city’s overall budget.“I think as long as it is not on a permanent basis we will be fine,” Collins said.He said the money will come out of the utility fund that ranges between $12 to $14 million. As long as it does not dip below $12 million which will affect the city’s bond rating thus making it harder to borrow, the city will be fine. Average patient days1227.61059.8 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — After a 30-minute executive session, the Wellington City Council voted to provide utility relief to Sumner Regional Medical Center for six months. That will cost the city around $180,000, Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said.This most certainly won’t be the first time the city has helped out the hospital, and chances are it probably won’t be the last. The City provided utility relief to SRMC in 2010, 2011, 2013. The hospital did pay utilities in 2013.These aren’t the best of times at SRMC, after a trying 2013. Three things went against the hospital:1) The hospital did not have a surgeon in all of 2013 after Dr. Janelle Yutzie, left in June 2012;2) The closing of Wellington Family Clinic in May which was a big referral source to the hospital;3) The hospital did not receive reimbursement for Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentives Program, i.e. electronic records, from the federal government which would have brought $1.2 million to the hospital.All told, SRMC had a financial loss of $3,025,689 in 2013 in a report sent by Kim Weaver, Chief Financial Officer at SRMC. Of that $3.02 million $1.2 was due to the EHR funding and $1.2 in unfunded depreciation. So that will account for 2.4 million of the loss.But 2014 has the potential of being a better year.SRMC CEO/Executive Director Leonard Hernandez addressed the council in public session saying a couple of things are going the hospital’s way.First, the SRMC board hired Dr. Gregg Shore, M.D. (see story here) as a surgeon who will specialize in general and colorectal surgery. He will begin work in March.That is welcome news for SRMC, because based on revenue figures during Yutzie’s years, about $1.5 to $2 million were generated from the surgeon, Hernandez said.Also, SRMC is still awaiting the 2013 payment for the federal government reimbursements from electronic records. $600,000 will also be due for 2014.“Believe me I have become good friends with a few people in Washington D.C. wondering where the money is,” Hernandez said. “I’m usually on the phone everyday asking about it.”Hernandez said part of the reason for the lack of payment comes from the federal government shutdown about the time that the payment was about to be issued.Also, SRMC had a drop in the number of patients admitted in 2013 compared to 2012. In 2013 the average patient days were 1,059.8 compared to 1,227.6 in 2012. The SRMC board had budgeted an APD at 1,313 in 2013, which did not occur.The income statement and patient days released by the hospital for the figures of December and the year 2013 are as follows:Income statement April1302.01005.0last_img

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