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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Recent news about Prince George's Hospital Center's finances

(Posted 22 Mar 2006)
  • $26 Million 'Transition' Deal Aims to Stabilize Hospital.
  • Maryland and Prince George's County leaders yesterday announced a one-year "transition" plan designed to pump $26 million into Prince George's Hospital Center while officials seek new management for the financially strapped facility
    [. . .]
    The Prince George's County Council would have to sign off on $15 million in local money. And the General Assembly would have to agree to divert at least $6 million from an insurance fund meant to help low-income, uninsured patients.
    [. . .]
    Prince George's council member Samuel H. Dean (D-Mitchellville) said the council is waiting to be briefed on the deal "so [council members] can feel a level of confidence that we will accomplish what we want to accomplish."
    [Full story].
  • Hospital closer to remaining open.
  • . . . Sen. Ulysses Currie , D-Prince George’s, is sponsoring legislation to transfer $6 million from the Maryland Health Insurance Fund for the hospital. But hospitals throughout the state contribute to the fund, and some may oppose the idea of the money being used for Prince George’s Hospital Center, Currie said.
    [. . .]
    “We are having the consultant come before the council to see if we’re moving in the right direction,” said Council Member Samuel Dean , D-6th. Dean has spearheaded the hospital issue for the council.
    [Full story].
  • Ehrlich, Johnson meeting in Annapolis on hospital system.
    • Gazette, 21 Mar 2006 (by Judson Berger, Staff Writer)..
  • Fitch Affirms Dimensions Health Corp (MD) at 'B-'; Placed on Rating Watch Evolving (Corrected).
  • Md. Senate's Budget Aids School Projects.
  • . . . Among the beneficiaries of the Senate-backed budget for construction projects are the University of Maryland's College Park campus, the financially strapped Prince George's Hospital Center, a courthouse in Rockville and Johns Hopkins institutions. . . .
  • Who Benefits.
  • . . . $4 million for renovations at Prince George's Hospital Center. . . .
  • State-county funding proposed for hospital.
    • Gazette, 16 Mar 2006 (by Douglas Tallman, Staff Writer).
    Sen. Ulysses Currie has proposed that the state provide $6 million to Prince George’s County in an effort to prop up Prince George’s Hospital Center.
    [. . .]
    ‘‘That’s to buy time while the county puts together a plan,” said Del. Doyle L. Niemann (D-Dist. 47) of Mount Rainier.
    [. . .]
    ‘‘It used to be a teaching hospital 20 years ago,” said Del. Veronica L. Turner (D-Dist. 26) of Camp Springs.
    [. . .].
  • County works to keep hospital open.
  • . . . Sen. Ulysses Currie , D-Prince George’s, proposed a bill last week that routes $6 million in state funds to the hospital if the county first puts in $20 million.
  • Southern Maryland Hospital angling for cardiac center; Clinton hospital hopes Dimensions turnover could allow them to acquire facility now located at Prince George’s Hospital.
  • Southern Maryland Hospital Center is hoping to emerge from the impending turnover in the Dimensions Healthcare System with its own open heart surgery center, after being denied state permission to build one last year.
    [. . .]
    He said Prince George’s Hospital, which falls under the Dimensions system, has been unable to attract sufficient open heart patients, as many are going to the nearby Washington Hospital Center in the District.
    [. . .]
    Chiaramonte said his proposal has attracted support from state legislators. And Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) said last week he wants to see Southern Maryland build the open heart center, citing the growing population in the southern region.
    [Full story].


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