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RGH profits rising

Alisa Boswell

Published: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Roosevelt General Hospital is operating in the black for the first time since the hospital reopened in 2001, according to hospital officials.

RGH Administrator Larry Leaming said the hospital ended the last fiscal year $875,803 in the black, one year after turning a small profit in 2010. In 2009, the hospital operated at a $1.3 million deficit.

“It has been a turnaround,” said Leaming, who was recruited to the hospital two years ago from Colorado. “This organization for its first 10 years has struggled mightily and especially in the first few years. It takes time to recruit people and to get equipment. It takes time to build any kind of business. The difference in the last two years has been focusing on and paying attention to the business side of the equation. I focus on operating margin.” Click here to read the full article...