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July 31, 2014

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Reader Poll

UMC

Response Votes
UMC should be transferred to a not for profit foundation in order to enable the hospital to develop a business model that works and doesn’t drain the county of resources. 10% 2
UMC–Consider thorough review of administration and operations by independent management team to identify efficiencies and cost reduction opportunities. 15% 3
UMC–Seek legislative relief for disparate distribution of funding from the State, State Medicare, etc. 10% 2
UMC should work with the Commissioners to develop a complete assessment of the current cost centers and potential approaches for addressing each. 5% 1
UMC should not be sold by the County. Just selling the hospital will create huge long term burdens for Clark County in terms of access and affordability of care. 0% 0
UMC–Nonprofit care cannot beprovided in any model affordably without being offset by commercial care. 10% 2
UMC–The county must have a comprehensive plan for providing access to the lion’s share of theuninsured in the state. 5% 1
Consider legislative action so the County has the ability to sell UMC if that is the direction that is found most practicable. 10% 2
UMC–The legislative history of proposals involving UMC should by reviewed by the Commissioners prior to a determination of any proposals for changes in governance. 5% 1
Strengthen grant opportunities/partnerships with UMC. 0% 0
UMC–Attempt to increase reimbursement rates for IGT (DSP and UPL) programs. 5% 1
UMC–Develop an external government structure that includes members with expertise in hospital management, community fundraising, relationships with the University System and quality management. 10% 2
Consider implementing a mandated committee to oversee UMC hospital efficiency and quality improvements. 5% 1
UMC–Conduct a detailed comparison of the hospitals current cost structure. 10% 2
Total Votes 20

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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