PNT Staff Report
The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday in their regular meeting, to approve the supplemental sole community fund request for Roosevelt General Hospital.
Over $96,000 was approved, and with a federal match, the hospital will receive nearly $335,000 in mid-October to help with Medicaid, Medicare and indigent patients.
“The federal government helps with the state matching funds,” RGH administrator James D’Agostino said. “We have a high number of Medicaid patients and a high number of uninsured patients.”
Part of that money, D’Agostino explained, comes from an indigent care tax from residents of Roosevelt County.
In other business Tuesday:
• The board briefly discussed the Industrial Park loop waterline the city of Portales is proposing to alleviate problems with water main breaks experienced in the city.
• Sheriff Darren Hooker discussed law enforcement presence at Roosevelt County Fair.