On Monday, April 27th, the hospital issued this statement regarding the story -
According to James Helms, CFO at Jones Memorial Hospital:
While we certainly appreciate bringing attention to the financial struggles of small rural hospitals like us, the data that was provided by CMS to USA Today was incorrect.
We are working with CMS to correct the data – so thanks for bringing that to our attention. The actual amount of loss in 2017 was $2,489,589 – quite a bit less than the $37.6 million cited in the USA Today article.
The original story can be found HERE.