Public hearing to be held in Bowling Green Sept .19 to discuss fiscal health of Kentucky’s rural hospitals

On Sept. 19 in Bowling Green, state Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen will hold the last of 11 public hearings, which have been held across Kentucky this summer, to talk about the financial health of rural hospitals.

These hearings, along with a study by the auditor’s office, are meant to help understand the challenges that face small, community hospitals, which provide health care to 45 percent of Kentuckians and are key economic drivers in those communities, an Edelen press release says.

The auditor is looking at some 66 public, non-profit and for-profit hospitals in rural Western and Eastern Kentucky. His office will conduct a survey about the fiscal health of these hospitals and plans to issue a report later this year.

The hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, on Friday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. CDT, following the conclusion of the Kentucky Rural Health Hospital Association annual meeting.

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