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Hospital board mum about real estate secret

Another executive session for acquisition of property was held at the conclusion of the Marion County Hospital District #1 board of directors’ meeting July 22, as has been the practice for the past several months.

The only action taken by the board at the conclusion of the session was to have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Friday for another executive session to discuss the same topic.

When chief executive officer Jeremy Armstrong was asked if he could divulge the nature of the discussion, he said not at this time.

In other business:

  • The June financials showed an increase of more than 62 percent in inpatient revenue but remained behind budget by $148,870 or nearly 20 percent.
  • Home health revenue increased by $1,438 from the previous month but remained behind $1,685 for the year.
  • Overall net income from operations was $63,705 and ahead of last year’s income from operations by $10,142.
  • Net income for the month was $134,861, making the net income $97,424. Compared with last year at this time, the net income was in the red $29,409.
  • The board decided to stay at the same mill levy as last year which is 12.654. The budget will be published in the Marion County Record, the board’s official newspaper, and the budget hearing will be at noon Aug. 18 in the clinic basement.
  • Armstrong reported the St. Luke Physician Clinic remained constant with about 250 visits per month. However, there were 44 new patients seen in June.
  • The board approved the credential/re-credentialing for John Epperly, M.D. and Daniel McQuillen, D.O., emergency department, Karen Wheeler, ARNP, Marion Family Physicians, and Michael Reynolds, M.D., ophthalmology.
  • The next regular board meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in Marion Family Physicians Clinic basement.

Last modified July 31, 2008