Leaders with West Tennessee Healthcare discuss ongoing impact of COVID-19
JACKSON, Tenn. — The board of trustees of West Tennessee Healthcare met Tuesday.
The board approved a resolution to authorize the purchase of urgent items needed during the pandemic, up to a limit of $3 million.
The board also got a report on their financial performance.
For the year, there was a loss from operations of more than $45 million compared with a budgeted operating surplus for the year of $25 million.
The loss is mainly due to the impact of COVID-19, with volume and revenue drops in the first few months, plus additional costs to prepare for and operate during the pandemic.