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ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER'S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Ordinance 2020-09(BE) An Ordinance Appropriating to the Manager the Sum of $20,900,000 as Partial Funding for Bartlett Regional Hospital's Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget; Funding Provided by Various Sources.

MANAGER'S REPORT:

This ordinance would appropriate $20,900,000 as partial funding for Bartlett Regional Hospital’s (BRH) FY21 operations. BRH’s operating costs increased substantially in FY21 due to the addition of a mental and behavioral health program, retention of staff for COVID-19 screening and triage, and elevated costs for personal protective equipment, oxygen, and medication. Additional unanticipated expenses included an upgrade to the hospital’s HVAC system and the setup of a molecular lab.

 

This supplemental appropriation will be funded as follows: 

 

Federal Revenue - CARES Act Provider Relief Funds & Misc. Grants        $  7,100,000

State Revenue - COVID-19 Response Funding                                             $  4,000,000

Private Grant – Premera (for Behavioral Health Facility)                              $  1,000,000

Private Grant – Alaska Community Foundation                                            $     900,000

Additional Outpatient Revenue                                                                      $  5,000,000

Draw on Hospital Fund Balance                                                                     $  2,900,000

           

The Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance Committee reviewed this request at the September 10, 2021 meeting. The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board will review this request at the September 28, 2021 meeting. The Assembly Finance Committee will review this request at the September 29, 2021 meeting.

RECOMMENDATION:

The City Manager recommends the Assembly introduce this ordinance and set it for public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting.

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Ordinance 2020-09(BE)9/2/2021Appropriating Ordinance