Monroe County Hospital saves big with Navicent, waits on face-lift

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Monroe County Hospital is estimating it will save $1 million since Navicent Health began managing it a year ago.

The hospital was on the verge of closing, but now things are looking up, even though the hospital still sees big financial losses.

County commissioners plan on finding money in the budge or raising property taxes to help fund the hospital, but that hasn’t been done yet. Once the hospital gets a stream of money, it can get some much needed renovations.

“We feel good that the steps we’re putting in place right now, working with Navicent, are beginning to work,” Chairman of the hospital, Tony Ussery said. “Again we see ourselves being able to more efficiently run the hospital going forward as soon as we’re done with the renovation.”

Ussery expects funding to come in August and renovations to begin in September.

He’s hoping more patients will visit the hospital once it gets a face-lift.

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