By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Hospital Facing $1.5 Million Budget Cut - Brevard NC


Craig James

(Editor's Note: As reported in the Asheville Citizen-Times last week, Mission Health System, which includes Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH), will cut costs by $42 million next year, which could result in layoffs. TRH is being asked to make $1.5 million in cuts. The article reported that the number of job cuts has yet to be determined as Mission Health predicts a $500 million decrease in payments as more patients seek health care outside of hospitals, and as Medicaid (federal program for the poor) and Medicare (federal program for those 65 and older) reimbursements decline.


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