Year end financial figures for local hospital disclosed on Action Line

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO Chuck Bill talked about the financial numbers following the conclusion of their fiscal year June 30th while a guest on Action Line Monday.

    He said it was a pretty solid year.  Bill said they ended up with a bottom line of $2.9 Million which was about $3.5 Million ahead of budget, but only about 1 point 4 percent operating margin.  

    The hospital grossed $164 Million which was up $12 Million from the previous year.  The medical institution netted $99 Million which was up $2 Million from the prior year.  Uncompensated care amounted to $67 Million, Bill said.  He said of the $164 Million the hospital produced, they collected $97 Million.     That figure includes the discounts to Medicare and Medicaid and insurance, according to Bill.  

    Bill said the hospital was busy in a couple of areas.  There were 7,363 patient days last fiscal year which Bill said was up from 7,294 in the previous year. The number of patients admitted to the Mental Health Unit was up by 24 percent from 2,809 to 3,493.

    There were only 315 births reported which Bill said was down from 333. Surgery cases went up.  

    Emergency room cases went down a bit, he said.    Bill attributed the decline to two things.  One is the impact of Housing First.  Secondly, he said they started admitting patients from outside the area directly into their Mental Health Unit when they qualify rather than having them go through the emergency room.  As a result, emergency room visits were down by about 300 last year.


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