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Ashland Health Center Proposed Building Project

Do not overbuild. Right size the facility. Ensure all services provided are sustainable for what our community can support and afford. Those are the directives provided to us by the Ashland community. And that is precisely what we have done by minimizing areas of loss, expanding revenue generators and when possible, transferring the local tax payers cost to the state and federal levels. Below we have provided information to address the frequently asked questions. These efforts are to provide materials for an informed community. The decision to build a new Ashland Health Center will not be upon our Board of Directors, Administration or staff – only the voters. You will be the decision makers for the future of healthcare services within our shared community.

After completing a full assessment with much study, thought, and input from the design firm, construction manager, medical staff, a community building committee, and other patrons of the Health Center, a list of questions and concerns has been documented below to address the needs and expectations in our medical community.  The Ashland Health Center looks forward to answering any additional questions and sharing more information with you throughout the process.

Town Hall Q&A - Financial (Updated 4/6/2015)

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1) How will this project cash flow? Can you show the funding/income versus the expense/payment?
2) Explain the financing – how will it be paid for and what does it require of us versus the government?
3) How much of the mill levy will be used for building a new Health Center versus current operations?
4) With the Health Center’s current financial struggles, how can you afford a new facility – income is income, correct?
5) If the PBC is not approved by the voters, can the Health Center afford/continue to operate the current facility with the current tax levy?
6) How will we sustain the new Health Center financially?
7) How does this impact the entire district, even beyond Ashland?
8) Is there a guarantee that Medicare will continue to pay at the 80 percent reimbursement?
9) Who will buy homes within our community if taxes are too high?
10) What happens if there are fewer tax payers and lowered valuations?
11) What happens to those people and their homes who are unable to pay their property taxes?
12) Does the price include just the build, or equipment?
13) What happens to swing bed if Medicare payments dwindle to where the Health Center can no longer maintain quality care?
14) What is the strategy for grants from private foundations, and both state and federal to help with funding to build the new facility?


Town Hall Q&A - Facilities (Added 3/23/2015)

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Find Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions by Clicking on the Links Below.  Items in BOLD have been updated recently:

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If you have any questions, we encourage you to submit them to questions@ashlandhc.org.




Feb 10, 2015

Proposed Building Project

Questions and Answers: Finance

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Apr 6, 2015

Ashland Health Center Proposed Building Project Questions and Answers

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