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Bad debt threatening hospital budget

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HMH records $2.2 million deficit through first eight months of fiscal year

By Marty Finley

Hardin Memorial Hospital’s problems with bad debt continue and could derail its budget by fiscal year’s end.

Officials revealed Tuesday the hospital is running a roughly $2.2 million budget deficit, which falls well below expectations and predictions it would be running a $713,000 surplus by the end of February. The hospital racked up around $162 million in costs during the first eight months of the fiscal year and less than $160 million in revenue.


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