Tuolumne County Supervisors have approved $1 million for the county-run hospital to balance its budget.
Supervisor Mark Thornton says he realizes Tuolumne General Hospital administrators are working toward financial recovery. Thornton and others believe that TGH will continue to cost the county. “Bottom line is that you´re going to have an operation of medical service that for now is going to cost as a contribution $2 million or more a year,” Thornton told T.G.H administrators.
Supervisor Paolo Maffei says the hospital is “providing a valuable service to the community, which has a cost.”
TGH has borrowed $6 million and used $11 million from the county general fund over the past six years. The fiscal year ends in June.