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Dosher trustees plan to meet on possible cuts

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SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- Dosher Memorial Hospital trustees will meet later this week to talk about the hospital's financial struggles, which could mean cuts.

Last month WWAY was first to report Dosher was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages due to financial reasons.

The Board of Trustees was supposed to discuss the shortfall at its regular meeting Aug. 4, but the discussion was postponed because two trustees could not attend.

Dosher CEO Tom Siemers says the loss of physicians, increased costs, reduction in payments and reimbursements and increase in uncompensated care are to blame for the current financial situation. He says the hospital is not alone in this struggle. Last year more than 50,000 healthcare positions were cut nationally.

Trustees are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the second floor Board Room at 129 E. Moore St. in Southport.

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Dosher Hosp..

They NEED to Keep this Hospital,, I'd rather go to THIER ER; than New Hanover ANY DAY!

you gotta love that "HOPE

you gotta love that "HOPE AND CHANGE", it is going to affect every aspect of our life, it's coming

Obama forgot to say "And you

Obama forgot to say "And you can keep your Hospital" as well; Oh well that would have just been one more LIE on his part to sell this bill of goods to an unsuspecting public that is now paying the price for it.

Obama haters?

Did your NC Republican Gov. and Leg. refuse Medicaid Expansion?
Did a NC Republican Mayor walk to Washington to protest NC not accepting Medicaid expansion? Did his local hospital close? Are not many Red states doing well afteraccepting Medicaid expansion? Are you aware that Medicaid expansion would not cost NC taxpayers one penny of tax money? Are you aware that many red states small community hospitals not accepting Medicaid expansion are suffering and many have already closed. Get off Fox and start doing your own homework. Dosher's problem is caused by hard headed Republicans not Democrats and certainly not the affordable care act. You pay your own way guys are getting a taste of your own medicine. You bum's need to get off your butt and get a job so you can pay those doctor bills. No, wait, I forgot, you are on medicare and a cheap supplement! You don't pay for medical treatment???

Mr T, excuse the expression,

Mr T, excuse the expression, "you be full of crap", this administration has got their hands in every aspect of all our lives, this is the tip of the iceberg, just watch as more business's start to crumble, you see, hot air will only suspend even a balloon for a certain amount of time, and 1 more thing, do you have any idea where the money for Medicaid comes from, I'll give you the answer, and don't believe anybody when they say it doesn't come out of your pocket, the federal government has no money, the only money the government has is what they have stolen out of the taxpayers pocket, so get off your kool-aid, or is all that jewelery around your neck clouding your judgment?

SO WHAT!!

your saying is that the 45 or 50 jobs at Dosher aren't that important.
The care of our elderly is not that important. You live for the moment people are sick! Now while your on the soap box. Tell me what the answers are to the questions I ask in my post. Tell me how you think the state supported Medicaid Program is going to be better for NC. Maybe you should spend some time considering a change of party. Maybe you should take some night courses. A little bit of education never hurts. Try it for a change!

I support Dosher Hospital,

I support Dosher Hospital, as a resident of Smithville Township, with my tax dollars.

Are closed meetings permissible for an entitiy supported by tax dollars?