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By Michele Smith
The Washington Post 

CCHS Finances Strong in January

Commissioners begin planning for Phase III of hospital renovation


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Les Teal (l) from CREA, met with Dr. Lewis Neace, and Hospital District Board Commissioner Jack Otterson (r) in the DGH Emergency Department last Wednesday. The hospital administrators have paid off a loan, from CREA, that helped with the 2012 Emergency Department remodel.

DAYTON - "January was a bang-up month," Columbia County Health System CEO Shane McGuire told the Board of Commissioners at last week's meeting.

McGuire was referring to the $1.7 million growth revenue for January, before accounting treatments.

"Revenue for all of 2016 averaged only about $1.43 million per month, including the months before our rate increases were applied," said Hospital Controller Tom Meyers in his report to the commissioners.

"This is a good start!" he added.

In his picture of the financial activity for January, Meyers said there were 24 acute care patient days in Januar...

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