Alaska hospital losing $1M per month

Juneau, Alaska-based Bartlett Regional Hospital has lost an average of $1.4 million per month for the last six months, Alaska Public Media, an NPR affiliate, reported Jan. 17.

Since 2020, the hospital has been losing an average of $1 million per month. However, the COVID-19 pandemic federal funds had masked the problem. 

"We haven't fired any staff," CFO Sam Muse told Alaska Public Media. "The hope is that we can figure this out in a way that we're shuffling people around and finding good solutions for every home base staff here."

The hospital has $42 million in cash on hand, or about enough capital to run for seven months.

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