Erlanger Has $3.2 Million Loss For Quarter With Volumes Lower Than Expected, Overtime High

Monday, October 21, 2019
Vice President Gregg Gentry and new President and CEO Dr. Will Jackson
Vice President Gregg Gentry and new President and CEO Dr. Will Jackson

With volumes lower than expected and overtime up, Erlanger Health System had a $3.2 million loss from operations for the first quarter. The budgeted loss had been $413,020.

Britt Tabor, vice president for finance, said the emergency department had been diverting about 25 percent to 30 percent of patients to in-patient, but that was down to 13-15 percent over the past two months.

Mr. Tabor said management should have been doing better about holding down overtime expenses with admissions down. That was a $1.5 million item.

He said system hospital admissions were 2.4 percent below the prior year, and surgical inpatient volume was 2.5 percent less.

Inpatient heart surgeries were 4.1 percent less than the prior year, and orthopedic inpatient surgers were down 5.1 percent.

Neurosurgery inpatient surgeries were 5.7 percent less.

On the positive side, outpatient surgeries were up four percent.

 


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