Good Samaritan Hospital announces budget for 2018

The hospital has announced their budget for the upcoming year. It comes with some additional cost but also some positives for the community .

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 6:43 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- Melissa Ewer works at Good Samaritan Hospital as a registration clerk. It’s her job to help every patient the best way she can.

That's why she was excited to hear the hospital is rewarding all hospital staff with a pay raise.

"It’s nice to know we are still in a position, Good Samaritan is to provide all of us who work here a raise in the tight financial area that we are in," said Ewer.

Now the employees in the hospital aren't the only ones seeing the benefits of this new budget. They plan to increase their charity care for the community.

Good Samaritans Primary Care Clinic helps those who are uninsured. They also have their Community Health Services that serve Knox and the surrounding counties.

It's these programs that Hospital CEO Rob McLin is happy to say the hospital is continuing to support.

"Right now we are going to have about 14 million in charity care in this budget. We provide thirty thousand free screenings a year. So with all those things being able to do those is really important," said McLin.

It’s a budget that the hospital hopes the community is happy with. Not only to help those in need but also to thank people who work in the hospital.

"Our first thoughts are for our patients and their family members. That's where we strive to be the best every day. So we can take care of them to the best of the ability we have," said Ewer.

The hospital also says patients could see an average rate increase of 3.24%. They say it’s to remain price and cost competitive.

If you would like to see the release by Good Samaritan Hospital please click here.

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