At Campbell County Health, we are also feeling the effects of the economic downturn that’s pressing down on Gillette, and we are modifying our current and future spending plans. Our goal is to spend wisely to maintain a thriving, efficient and highly effective organization.
To ensure we stay viable and successful, we are making the following adjustments:
Reducing our operating expenses by 10%. Through personnel attrition, renegotiation of contracts, reduction of supply expenses and reducing other operating expense line items I believe we can reach this goal. We believe that this proactive approach will avoid more drastic cost-saving measures later on.
Cancelling two capital projects. The Board has recently voted to cancel approximately $12 million in capital projects including a planned $8 million for a parking structure and $4.5 million for the Walk-in Clinic South. A scaled-down surface parking lot will be created instead, adding enough spots to meet current needs. As for primary care services, we feel our continuing efforts to add providers to our existing clinics will meet the needs of our community.
We are also moving forward with a landscaping project on the north side of the campus to prevent soil erosion around the parking garage, conserve water and save trees. Cost savings have already been identified in this project from the original estimate, and we’ll continue to look at ways to save even more.
With these changes we’re pleased to say, and I want to emphasize, that there will be no changes in our current services. Also, The Legacy continues on track to open to residents on November 1. Stay tuned for tour and open house opportunities later this summer.
I encourage you to stay connected with happenings at Campbell County Health. A few ways to do so include watching our televised board meetings, reading my blog on CCH Health Connect, sharing your opinion on our suggestions page and watching our new Ask Andy video clips on our website. Visit cchwyo.org for more.
Thank you for adding to our success and making us the provider of choice for our community and our region.
Andy Fitzgerald, CEO