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KMC still under water but catching its breath
Bakersfield Californian

In their ongoing quest to corral Kern Medical Center’s finances, Kern County supervisors Monday learned of a $1.8 million unbudgeted expense, but found positive news from reports of better fiscal managment and reduced staff costs.

The hospital’s operating expenses outpaced revenues by about $8.6 million in the first four months of the county’s fiscal year, which began July 1. That figure was about $2.3 million more than the losses planned for in the hospital’s revised budget.