Hospital says financial numbers in Record report are inaccurate; plans town hall meeting June 6

KILMARNOCK—Financial information regarding Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital that was printed in the Rappahannock Record May 25 is inaccurate, according to hospital officials.

The article cited a report published in January 2017 by the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy which indicated that RGH became profitable in 2016, earning over $2 million last year after registering a loss of $4,664,031 in 2015.

RGH’s vice president of nursing, Ann. R. Gumina, said the hospital “continues to lose money,” however.

In an email to employees on May 26, Gumina wrote: “The article cites the wrong financial year, contains information from a partial year, and includes Foundation funds which cannot be used for operating costs. These inaccuracies portray a false accounting of the hospital’s financial standing…”

The main portion of last week’s article dealt with plans to close the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at RGH and to curtail emergency surgeries after 3 p.m. each day.

For more information, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital has invited the community to attend a town hall style meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, in Kilmarnock. The meeting is free and open to the public.