Southwest Arkansas Radio
NASHVILLE – In a follow-up report from last month’s Howard Memorial Hospital board meeting, Chief Executive Officer Debra Wright reported that EMCARE, a leading provider of physician jobs, is working on the hospital’s contract for a hospitalist program. The contract representative is working with a national recruiter to fill the two full-time hospitalist positions at HMH. The new program will most likely begin in May and could include some local physicians provide back-up coverage if needed. The change stemmed from one of the call service primary care physicians opting to only provide clinical care later this year.
During the monthly financial report, CFO Bill Craig reported that the month of January had a net income loss of $32,646, a variance of $22,618, however total operating costs for the month totaled $76,515 below budget. Craig said that collectible revenue per Patient Day ended above budget. Several new service lines including MRI scans, PET scans, sleep studies and cardiac rehab volume all exceeded budget for the month of January.