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Hospital authority discusses finances, new clinic

POSTED: September 9, 2008 5:00 a.m.
At the Liberty County Hospital Authority meeting Tuesday, it was reported the hospital ended July  $24,972 in the red, reversing the financial trend of the last two months.
Hospital CFO Sam Johnson reported that inpatient revenue was $882,861 and outpatient income $4,230,988.
The hospital authority approved educational loans for four employees. LRMC has a policy in which it will fund a portion of staff members' education in return for the employee's agreement to remain on staff as payment of the loan.
Hospital CEO Scott Kroell told the authority that Dr. Nizar Eskandar was back from his mission abroad and was resuming his local practice. Kroell said Eskandar wanted to do more nephrology and would be reducing his internist caseload.
The authority discussed the possibility of a Hinesville veterans' clinic and whether it would be located on hospital property. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, an authority member, said the clinic was sorely needed and that the hospital should be supportive.
Thomas pointed out that the
area is increasingly the home of
former soldiers who have left the service early and are not eligible for medical benefits but still need health care.
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