Program Authorization: Act 210 of 1948 and Act 3 of 1997
The mission of the Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center is to provide acute general medical, surgical, psychiatric, inpatient and acute/chronic ambulatory medical care for the medically indigent, uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare eligible and self-paying patients in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes. The hospital is currently staffed for 55 beds.
The goal of Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center is to provide the highest level of acute general medical and speciality services of medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, ophthalmology, urology, orthopedics, pediatrics and critical care to all patients, including: the medically indigent, Department of Corrections inmates, the insured, Medicare and Medicaid eligible and self-paying patients of the hospital's service area.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. During FY 1998-99, Washington-St. Tammany Regional Medical Center will provide professional, quality, acute general medical and specialty health services to the patients in the hospital.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program's existing budget is funded with interagency transfers, self-generated revenue and federal funds. The interagency transfers represent Title XIX reimbursement from the Medical Vendor Payments program for services provided to Medicaid eligible and "free care" patients. The self-generated revenue represents insurance and self pay revenues for services provided to patients who are not eligible for "free care". The federal funds are derived from Title XVIII, Medicare payments for services provided to Medicare eligible patients.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Combine all positions authorizations for this, and all other HCSD hospitals in the Administration program to provide additional management flexibility in determining individual hospital manpower requirements
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 94.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 88.3% of the total request ($16,162,589) for this program. Most of the difference between the existing operating budget and the amount recommended is accounted for by non-recurring $1.2 million of federal funds carried forward from FY 1997-1998 for acquisitions and major repairs. Full funding has been provided for salaries. Professional services have been reduced and additional interagency transfer means of financing added, to provide the necessary funding adjustments needed in the salaries and related benefits categories. All positions authorizations for this and the other HCSD hospitals have been combined in the Administration program to provide additional management flexibility in determining individual hospital manpower needs.
The Total Recommended amount above includes $9,806,460 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $0 is State General Fund for 70% of the Budget for this program. Funding of this Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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