A difficult decision

MHCC to close OB services, partner with Ivinson

Earlier this month, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) announced they would be terminating labor and delivery services. The decision, according to MHCC CEO Ken Harman, was not one arrived at easily.

On May 3, Harman informed the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) what led the MHCC Board of Directors to come to the decision. According to Harman, the hospital had lost approximately $1.5 million in a three month period with $800,000 lost in January, $400,000 lost in February and $150,000 lost in March. Though the organization was beginning to bring in revenue, it was not matching...


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