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CPGH could get unexpected funds

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2000

In a federal money shuffle, Central Peninsula General Hospital soon will receive an almost $200,000 windfall.

The money is part of $20 million that will be divided among the state's 10 municipal hospitals, which also includes South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Each hospital will apply for a share of the funds, then pass 90 percent of what they get over to the state.

CPGH is estimated to receive $1,935,000 initially and will keep $193,000, said administrator Martin Richman.

"We need to have it reviewed and returned by May 12," he said at a recent hospital board meeting.

Richman also told the board the money must go to patient services -- either equipment or programs.

"I'm sure it'll be used for some type of equipment," Richman said in an interview. "Hospital facilities and equipment are very expensive."

Richman said the money will be helpful but will not make a substantial dent in the hospital's more then $6 million budget.

"It's good to have, but it's not a huge amount of money," he said.

Richman also said the hospital will not begin considering what to use the money for until it is in the coffers.

"We'd rather wait and make sure we have the money in hand," he said.

HEAD:CPGH could get unexpected funds

BYLINE1:By MANDY STROHL

BYLINE2:Peninsula Clarion

In a federal money shuffle, Central Peninsula General Hospital soon will receive an almost $200,000 windfall.

The money is part of $20 million that will be divided among the state's 10 municipal hospitals, which also includes South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Each hospital will apply for a share of the funds, then pass 90 percent of what they get over to the state.

CPGH is estimated to receive $1,935,000 initially and will keep $193,000, said administrator Martin Richman.

"We need to have it reviewed and returned by May 12," he said at a recent hospital board meeting.

Richman also told the board the money must go to patient services -- either equipment or programs.

"I'm sure it'll be used for some type of equipment," Richman said in an interview. "Hospital facilities and equipment are very expensive."

Richman said the money will be helpful but will not make a substantial dent in the hospital's more then $6 million budget.

"It's good to have, but it's not a huge amount of money," he said.

Richman also said the hospital will not begin considering what to use the money for until it is in the coffers.

"We'd rather wait and make sure we have the money in hand," he said.



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