By The Bakersfield Californian
Kern County supervisors are reviewing the financial realities at Kern Medical Center every week now.
Today will be no exception.
KMC CFO Sandra Martin will likely be up to give supervisors the low down on how things are going.
How things are going - it seems - is complicated.
Reports to the board in advance of the meeting indicate KMC has been able to pay down the balance on the loan to the Kern County General Fund.
But today Martin is asking to raise it by about $12 million to $113 million so that she can initiate a complicated bureaucratic exchange designed to send $4 million the state overpaid the county-owned hospital.
To do that, Martin has reported, the county has to send back the full $12 million payment the state made to KMC - that included the overpayment. Then -- after a while -- the state will re-send the right payment (around $8 million) to KMC and keep the difference.
Looking forward to hearing the Supes' dialogue on that one.
Also interested to see if the two discussions about interim directors for Animal Control and KMC on the board's closed session agendas produce any news.