The rate increase was recommended by Quorum Health Resources’ Herb Winters, who said the rate has not been adjusted in some time and is not comparable to other health facilities in the area. He said Trigg County is well below the standard fees that other hospitals charge, such as Caldwell County Hospital and Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The increase will raise service rates by an average of 5 percent.
Winters also outlined the financial activities for board members, who enjoyed hearing the hospital profited in August and September. In October the hospital lost $9,683, according to figures released by QHR officials.
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