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No Fat Left To Cut, Hospital Chief Tells Board

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PARIS, Tenn. (AP) - The administrator of Henry County Medical Center said the hospital in Paris may have to begin cutting services.

According to the Paris Post-Intelligencer, a financial report showed a loss of nearly $196,000 in March.

Administrator Tom Gee said there are considerably fewer patients in the hospital than is usual for this time of year. Gee said there is nothing left to cut from the budget, so the choices are to cut services or bring in more funding.

Gee noted that other hospitals in the region are also facing tough times. Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville reduced employee benefits and Murray-Calloway in Murray, Ky., recently announced 28 layoffs.

The board voted Tuesday to acknowledge more than $505,000 in bad debt and charity care for the month of March.

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