South Central Kansas Medical Center is showing profit for the second month in a row.

The total revenue for March was $789,471, an increase of more than $100,000 from March 2016.

SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper credited the increase to the new Geriatric Psych Unit and a laboratory program the hospital entered into recently.

The senior health unit has increased the overall average daily hospital census to 18.29 — more than six people above the so-called “sweet spot” of 12.

The lab program has seen revenue of $9.3 million, but the net profit only has been $713,000 so far due to setup costs.

In addition to those increased revenues, the hospital has reduced its accounts payable, Harper told the SCKMC Board of Trustees during Thursday morning’s meeting.

Harper reported that there no longer are any bills that are more than 120 days past due.

The total accounts payable still is around $1.5 million, but that number at one time exceeded $2 million and most of that debt was not as current as SCKMC’s bills today.

SCKMC board reorganization

The trustees also unanimously approved the following reorganization of officers, as presented by board member Karen Zeller:

  • Carol Hearne — board chair;
  • Hap McLeod — vice chair;
  • Zeller — secretary;
  • JoLynn Foster — treasurer.

In other business, the trustees:

  • unanimously approved the amended January meeting minutes.
  • unanimously approved the March meeting minutes.
  • unanimously approved staff-recommended accreditation requests.

Dr. Perry Lin and City Manager Nick Hernandez did not attend the meeting due to other scheduling conflicts.