Juneau's hospital losing $1 million a month; programs may be cut

Juneau residents are expressing concerns about reducing or eliminating several programs that lose money at Bartlett Regional Hospital, including a 16-bed residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment facility that is projected to lose $800,000 next year.

The hospital’s financial condition is unhealthy, officials said at a public forum June 4, while it faces growing competition from the nonprofit SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

About 25 people in-person and 35 online attended the first of two public forums scheduled by hospital leaders to get feedback on proposed cuts to six...

 

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