Samaritan Healthcare's outpatient revenues, orthopedic volume surpass expectations — 5 notes

Moses Lake, Wash.-based Samaritan Healthcare's outpatient revenues exceeded targets in the first quarter of 2019, primarily due to higher surgical volumes and a larger orthopedic team, according to the Columbia Basin Herald.

Five notes:

1. Orthopedic surgery volume was up about 75 percent compared to the first quarter in 2018.

2. Samaritan Healthcare's net income was above target at $1,660,139 for the year to date.

3. Increased use of the lab and diagnostic imaging departments also drove outpatient revenue beyond projections.

4. Inpatient revenue exceeded budget by about 6 percent for the first quarter, primarily due to higher-than-expected volume for obstetrics cases and admissions.

5. Overall revenue fell short of expectations. The system's first-quarter financial results could affect efforts to secure financing for a $100 million hospital development.

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