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Student/Comiuter Desk 2 Dr. Nitestand Entertainment Ctr. Oak TV Cart Tough NRMC decisions pending Continued from front page of Taxation we're about to go bankrupt." Hospital Board Chairman Bob Davis has met with Quo- rum officials recently. While unable to divulge the subject matter of that conversation, Davis did say answers will be offered at the first meeting in February. It is assumed a strategy of significant downsizing will occur. Davis voiced concern with Northern Nye County losing their only source of medical care, saying the results could be devastating. Davis also rendered his opinion that transportation to other facilities would cost more in the long run. The potential loss of life was foremost in Davis' mind and stated that "options are out there." Commissioner Red Copass, who has a history of asking where the money is going to keep coming from, stated that during the four years he has been a commissioner, over $3 million has been put into NRMC, adding, "Something is very wrong, we can't pay the bill," Carver emotionally stated, "If it saves just one life it's worth it." McRae agreed with Carver's humane thoughts but coun- tered, "This is the same conversation we've been hearing for years. This is a reality check and we've been fooling our- selves." McRae also mentioned that the people of Northern Nye County are not supporting the hospital and the hospital will not survive. Additionally, McRae voiced his opinion it is not fair to ask "all" the citizens of Nye County to continue supporting the NRMC. "It's too late to downsize," said' McRae, "We're allowing our emotions to drive what we can't do. We're fooling ourselves, we're fooling the public and we're not doing our jobs." Carver stated his belief that Quorum is somehow respon- sible, "They were convincing during their presentation to us." Nye County Manager Les Bradshaw reminded board mem- bers that "Their (Quorum) presentation was not premised on what this board is dealing with." Bradshaw continued by reminding the board downsizing is not an overnight thing and could take as long as two years. McRae took a different tack, suggesting whatever services are currently available would be better provided in the free market rather than government subsidies. "The financial issue we must contend with is this hospital will never have the money to pay its current liabili- ties," said McRae, adding, "The past actions of this board have been based on political issues and emotions." County budget officer Charlie Rodewald voiced the need for the board to at least approve payment of approximately $18,000 in the petty cash fund. "We only have about $1,500 to work with and still have to make payroll." Bi-weekly payroll for NRMC is approximately $131,000 totally 94 employees. McRae again voiced his concern the board is mishandling the funds and this county. The vote to not pay the bills failed 2-3. McRae and Copass voted for the motion, Carver, Revert and Davis voted against. Revert stated, "I'm not doing this again." June Downs, a Tonopah resident and nine-year employee of NRMC asked the commissioners to come and see what they do there. "No money, No cookies," repeated McRae, adding, "This is a fiscal issue, we have put multi-millions in subsidies in this hospital and we cannot continue to afford to pay for the service they (NRMC) have." McRae made another motion to pay only the petty cash reimbursement. After a long break taken to give Revert time to review current finances, with a 2-2 vote hanging, Revert came back and said, "Cameron's right about one thing - there's no money." Revert voted yes with McRae and Copass and the motion passed. When the Nye County Commission meet in Tonoapah on Tuesday, February 6, Quorum will present their recommen- Uncle Ars Oasis Indoor/Outdoor Swap Meet Amusement Arcade Snack Bar Register for Free Drawing Hours: Mon. - Thurs. lOam to 5pro Fri., Sat., Sun - 9am to 6pro 1850 E. Kendall I Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 23, 1997 7 dations to the board and public. Bishop Veterinary Hospital Tonopah Clinic Dr. Lind will be in TonopahAllll February 5, 1996 ll" \\;Ve v[I be otfer,ng low cost vaconat,ons [or our Nevada clients in Januar' Frida,/, January 24, Fishlake Valley at the Fishtake Store ] 1 a m to ] 2 30 pm Fr,day, January 24, S,ber Peak at the Community Center 30 pm. to 230 p m Januar,/2L at the Tonopah Office 9 am to "1 I am Goldfield, court house parking tot 12 pro. to 1 p m Round Mountain 230 to 3:30 DHLPP/C will be $14, Fie Urv $14, Feteuk $14, Rabies $ 4 Please have dogs on a leash and cats ,n a carrier. 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