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May 15, 2019 Page 7A iR orter By Will Davis Monroe County deputies charged three Florida men with trafficking meth and heroin after a high-speed chase at 120 mph on 1-75 on Monday. Cpl. Thomas Haskins tried to stop a blue Volk- swagen Jetta for having an illegal tag cover and for driving erratically on 1-75 south near the truck weigh station just north got back onto the interstate, of heroin in the car. The were taken to Monroe of Forsyth. But the vehicle Haskins finally struck the driver, Devin Boyd, 21, of County Jail while a third refused to stop, accelerating Jetta with a pit maneuver, Kissimmee, Fla and pas- complained of neck injuries to 120 mph, as other law sending the vehide into sengers John Alford, 31, of from the wreck and was officers joined the pursuit, a guardrail just south of Lakeland, Fla. and Joseph taken to Navicent Health in The Jetta took the Rumble Rumble Road. Krenn, 59, were all charged Macon. Road exit and then flew Haskins found 3 ounces with trafficking meth and through the stop sign and of meth and an ounce heroin. Two of the men rural hospitals, about a quarter of Georgia's criti- hospital still lost about $939,000 Meanwhile, as for operating cal access hospitals operate with- due to bad debt and charity and Continued from Front revenues, MCH saw a nearlyout government contribution, indigent care, which accounts for $500,000 increase in 2018 to The chief reason Home cited nearly all of the $951,000 operat- pense), Monroe County received $9.46 million, up from $8.87 for MCH'S failure to break even ing loss. $900,000 in county supplements million in 2017. However, MCH'S is the high amount of uncom- "Do you have a commercial as well as just under $1.53 million operating expenses also increased pensated services the hospital base large enough to subsidize in Georgia HEART Program pro- by about $700,000, going from provides. Home reported MCH that?" Horne asked rhetorically. ceeds, which Draffin & Tucker about $9.7 million in 2017 to provided about $3.68 million in "Probably not. Is there a magic CPA Charles Horne said was about $10.41 million in 2018. bad debt and charity and indigent solution? No" among the highest HEART fund Despite the operating loss, care in 2018. At the estimated County commissioners Greg amount he saw in any hospital in Home said MCH'S finances ap- amount of 48 cents of cost per $1 Tapley, George Emami and Larry Georgia. The HEART program pear to be on an upswing, of patient care charge, Horne said Evans attended the April 23 Hos- allows state taxpayers to dedicate Horne said, "It's definitely MCH incurred a $1.77 million pital Authority meeting at which their taxes to MCH as part of a trending in a better direction cost to provide for bad debt and Home presented the audit. state initiative to help struggling than it once was" charity and indigent care last year. MCH chief financial officer rural hospitals, and Horne said Horne said his firm prepares Home said even when MCH gets Judy Ware also reported on April Draffin & Tucker has contrib- audits for about 25 critical access back $827,000 through the state's 23 the hospital's most up-to-date uted over $400,000 through the hospitals in Georgia. He said Indigent Care Trust Fund, the financial information. Ware said HEART Program to Georgia MCH posted an operating loss of $30,000 in March 2019 despite having a daily patient census of 12.6, the hospital's highest number in fiscal year 2019, which began on Oct. 1, 2018. Ware said MCH had 15 surgeries, 340 out- patient visits and 808 emergency room visits in March and with non-operating income factored in, MCH recorded a total gain of $224,000 for March. 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