The Lucas County Health Center Hospital Board of Trustees approved the one-year operating budget for LCHC for 2021-22 at their regular monthly board meeting Tuesday, June 29.

The 2021-22 LCHC operating budget spans from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

LCHC Chief Financial Officer Jay Christensen reported that the 2021-22 operating budget has $23 million in net patient revenue. He also said that expenses were up about eight percent and the total expense amount in the 2021-22 operating budget is $24 million.

Christensen said the budget has an operating shortfall of about $1 million. “We’re budgeting at about $650,000 for the bottom line including property taxes,” Christensen said.

At Christensen’s request, the board decided to delay action on the three-year capital budgets for LCHC until the July Hospital Board meeting.

2021 Authorized signers approved

The board also approved the authorized signers for LCHC for the 2021 calendar year. The only change made was the addition of new LCHC CEO Phil Shealey to the list. The 2021 LCHC authorized signers are as follows:

Phil Shealey, Chief Executive Officer; Mike Miller, Chairperson; Angie Dachenbach, Treasurer; Lori Johnson, Chief Operating Officer; Jay Christensen, Chief Financial Officer; Amy McCurdy, Chief Clinical Officer; and JoBeth Lawless, Chief Nursing Officer.