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Texas County Approves More Money for Memorial Hospital of Texas County
By Kelly James | firstname.lastname@example.org
GUYMON -- Texas County approves more financial aid for Memorial Hospital of Texas County.
This time, commissioners voted to give MHTC $240,000 to cover payroll.
This isn't the first time the hospital has had to be bailed-out. In fact, the county has given the hospital nearly $2-million over the last two years to keep MHTC afloat.
Money they may never see again.
They've also had to replace two CEO's during that time. One was terminated amid an investigation into alleged fraud. The other resigned two months ago.
Texas County Commissioner Richard Bryan says the hospital's financial woes are expected to ease once Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems takes over operations.
He says they're already advising the hospital about collecting outstanding bills.
Commissioner Bryan hopes Northwest will finalize the deal within the next 60-days.
The hospital's financial problems came to light last year when "then" CEO Lee Hughes was fired amid an investigation into alleged fraud at the hospital.