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Monday, October 1, 2012

RMCHCS Monthly Report

September 28, 2012 RMCHCS Monthly Report—Roger Gleisner, acting CEO for
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), reported that the
organization ended the month of August with a year-to-date net operating loss
of $165,000. In early August, RMCHCS received $2.7 million in sole community
provider funds and the organization ended the month with a cash reserve of
$1.8 million.
Recently, McKinley County’s commissioners approved $800,000 in supplemental
funding for the Sole Community Provider funds which, with federal matching
dollars, will result in $2.56 million for the hospital.  “This will be of
significant help to RMCHCS,” said Gleisner.  Lower patient volumes in
RMCHCS’ various service areas have had an impact on the organization’s
overall financial picture.
“We are committed to making sure the people of McKinley County have access
to quality health care. So much is changing in the health care industry, that
we can no longer rely on the way we have done business in the past,” says
Gleisner.  “We are looking at all areas of the organization to make sure we
are operating efficiently and being good stewards of our resources.” 

In August, the McKinley County commissioners approved a proposal for a
hospital mill levy of up to 4 mills, which will be on the November 6 ballot. 
Funding from the mill levy tax will help ensure community access to quality
health care and state of the art medical equipment needed for patient care.
Funds will also be used for the maintenance and improvement of the current
hospital facility that RMCHCS leases from McKinley County.  Many counties with
hospitals in New Mexico already have hospital mill levy taxes of 4 mills and

RMCHCS is celebrating national breast cancer awareness month by offering
mammogram screenings at a promotional rate of $75 throughout the entire month
of October. RMCHCS will also host two Saturday mammogram screening clinics on
October 13 and 20 in the radiology department. For more information or to
schedule an appointment, call RMCHCS diagnostic imaging department at

RMCHCS is also partnering with Clear Channel Radio on several community breast
cancer awareness events, beginning with a breast cancer walk on Sunday,
October 7 at 2 pm. This free event will begin at the McKinley County
Courthouse plaza and will end up at the RMCHCS parking lot.  Gallup Goes Pink
will take place on Friday, October 12 and Pink Night Out will take place on
October 19 at the Coal Street Pub, beginning at 5 pm.  For more information,
call 505.863.7283.

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