HCHC Trustees MeetingWritten by John Kuhens on May 17, 2017
The Henry County Health Center board of trustees met in regular session Tuesday and the biggest item of business was approving the fiscal year 2018 budget. According to CFO Dave Muhs and CEO Robb Gardner the upcoming year us going to be a time of tightening their financial belts and trying to adjust to medicaid and medicare issues that will cut into the income of the health center rather deeply. The board approved the budget that will according to Muhs be working with a 2% increase in expenses and 4% rise in revenue. In other discussion items CEO Gardner talked about legislative issues from both the state and national level that have been affecting the health centers financial picture along with all other hospitals. The remodeling project for Dr. Bouchey’s office will begin on Thursday and trustee Jan Towne reported on her inspection of the hospital, she gave a positive report about the landscaping around the grounds and newly installed security entrances. Mark Hempen reported on the HCHC Foundation. The capital campaign started 5 years ago will end in August and will have brought in over $2.2 million. Several other fund raising projects were reviewed including an associate giving campaign. The board then entered into executive session.