Program Authorization: Act 38 of 1973; Act 25 of 1974; Act 744 of 1985; and Act 3 of 1997
The mission of the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, located in Houma, is to provide acute general medical, surgical, psychiatric, inpatient and acute/chronic ambulatory medical care for the medically indigent, uninsured, Medicaid and Medicare eligible patients, and self-paying patients in the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne, the Western portion of St. James, and the eastern portion of St. Mary. The hospital is currently staffed for 144 beds.
The goal of Leonard J. Chabert 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, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center will provide professional, quality, acute 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 Medicaid 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 97.1% of the existing operating budget. It represents 90.1% of the total request ($63,536,705) for this program. Most of the difference between the existing operating budget and the amount recommended is accounted for by non-recurring $2.8 million of federal funds carried forward from FY 1997-1998 for acquisitions and major repairs. Also, interagency transfers were increased by $124,000 for equipment maintenance contracts for equipment with warranties expiring during FY 1998-1999 and by $68,000 for 5.91% pay raise for house officers. Full funding has been provided for salaries. The other compensation and professional services line items have been reduced, fourteen (14) vacant positions have been eliminated, 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 remaining after the position reductions specified above 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 $39,925,922 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $0 is State General Fund for 70% of the Budget of 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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