Five New Orleans-area hospitals struggle to pick up the pieces in a post-Katrina version of the healthcare cash flow crisis, according to an article in The Times-Picayune.
A report issued by the Government Accountability Office broke down the exact losses:
- Tulane University Hospital and Clinic lost $42.6 million in 2007 and is projected to lose another $37.6 million in 2008
- Touro Infirmary lost $36.4 million in 2007 and is projected to lose another $15 million in 2008
- West Jefferson Hospital lost $5.8 million in 2007 and will likely lose another $3.5 million in 2008
- East Jefferson Hospital lost $29.6 million in 2007 and is projected to lose another $23.9 million in 2008
- Ochsner Health Systems lost $31.6 million in 2007 and will likely lose $23 million in 2008
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