Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) and Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles have been granted an extension of the 2018 Budget Proviso until June 30, 2021. This will allow our organizations to receive 150 percent of the Medicaid fee schedule through June 2021. With approximately 8 out of 10 our patients receiving some form of government subsidized insurance, these funds are imperative to the viability of our organization.

“We are extremely grateful to our local legislators for supporting the hospital and the lifesaving services we provide,” said Tom Jensen, CEO, GHCH. “We will continue to work efficiently and effectively for all of those who deserve excellent health care in this county.”

As of March, the hospital has a negative operating margin of $486K YTD compared to the negative $2.5 million at end of March last year. Progress has been made in turning the organization around, but much work is still needed. Leadership continues to focus on cost management and revenue growth.

GHCH is adding a cardiology service line in June, recruiting for additional primary care providers to further expand access to care for the community and maximize our Rural Health Clinic designation, will be developing a prompt care clinic at east campus to reduce the strain on the ED, recruiting an orthopedic surgeon, and preparing for 3D mammography in early summer.

About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a region of over 70,000 residents covering the 2,000 square miles of Grays Harbor County within Grays Harbor Public Hospital District II. Established in 1959, Grays Harbor Community Hospital is licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services and Family Birth Center. GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services and physician clinics. Learn more atwww.ghcares.org<http://www.ghcares.org>

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