Auditor: Kentucky rural hospitals ‘teetering on the edge of survival’
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 16, 2014 | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Hospital is one of 66 rural hospitals in Kentucky whose financial records Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen’s office is seeking.

The fiscal health of rural hospitals will be the subject of 10 public hearings Edelen is hosting this summer across the state. One of those meetings will be held at the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31.

“Rural hospitals are teetering on the edge of survival in many Kentucky communities,” Edelen said. “This is an effort to understand the degree to which our hospitals are in crisis and what might be done to save them.”

Stephanie Hoelsher, media contact for Edelen’s office, said that it’s difficult to say at the moment what could be done to save small hospitals in crisis, but speculated that it could involve legislative action or changes that Governor Steve Beshear makes.

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