COUNTY COMMISSION TO GIVE $100,000 TOWARD REPLACEMENT OF X-RAY MACHINE AT COFFEYVILLE HOSPITAL
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center will receive $100,000 in county taxpayers funds in an effort to replace x-ray equipment at the Coffeyville-based hospital.
Montgomery County commissioners on Monday agreed to give $100,000 to CRMC to assist in the hospital's quest to upgrade its imaging department. In a letter to the commission, Mark Woodring, CRMC chief executive officer, said the medical center has recruited Kansas Imaging Consultants of Wichita to staff CRMC's imaging department. Having KIC staff at CRMC's hospital and clinic will allow for more interventional radiology procedural work at CRMC, which, according to Woodring, will reduce the need for patients to travel out of the county for needed health services.
Part of the upgrade of the CRMC imaging department will require replacement of some current x-ray equipment. One particular machine designated for replacement will cost $155,000. Woodring asked commissioners to give $100,000 toward that project.
Commissioners said they considered CRMC's request in fairness, after having contributed $100,000 toward the Labette Health Independence Healthcare Center earlier this year. The $100,000 gift to Labette Health was tied to economic development criteria, meaning that the contribution was tied to a specific number of jobs to be created and retained at the Independence medical center.
Fred Brown, commission chairman, said the commission wanted to do its part to assist the two "preferred providers" in the area — Labette Health and CRMC — that have established advanced health services, specifically emergency departments, in Montgomery County.
Brown said he did not believe the county's contributions would be considered an annual allotment of county tax dollars. Instead, the one-time contributions will be considered "seed money" to assist local medical providers in the promotion of their healthcare services in Montgomery County.
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