MCH Ceo MeredithMuhlenberg Community Hospital interim CEO Steve Meredith. (Photo courtesy of Steve Meredith)CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (2/14/14) — Muhlenberg Community Hospital interim CEO Steve Meredith was the guest speaker Thursday at the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting held at the Central City Convention Center.

Meredith, who has began his interim position Nov. 1, pulled no punches when it came to the hospital's financial situation.

"MCH lost $1.7 million in 2012, and $4.4 million in 2013. By 2025 many smaller community hospitals will be closed. But I think MCH will be a survivor," Meredith said.

Meredith said he believes that MCH is on the right track.

"I believe MCH will be one of the hospitals that prospers, and for a very good reason. We know how to cut expenses without cutting quality. Also, our staff and administrators know how to communicate," Meredith said.

Meredith said he has learned in his 40 years working in hospitals he has learned one very important lesson. "When you're a CEO of a hospital, you learn to let others do their job, to let them do what they do best. Our various departments are second to none. Our doctors, nurses, EMS staff. They all work together to make sure the patient is treated with superior care," Meredith said.

Before taking the MCH interim position, Meredith was the CEO of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield for nearly 30 years.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

Most Read This Week

May 23, 2015 8028

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6795

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 4917

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3828

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3609

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10990

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8028

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 28, 2015 4917

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1606

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1305

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1075

Dawson Springs Woman Charged on Drug Offenses, DUI

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 997

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 777

Slaughters Student, Madisonville Faculty Member…

by Joyce Riggs
May 28, 2015 757

Southside Elementary Wins $30,000 in National…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 696

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
May 28, 2015 637

'The Patrick Rudd Project' Encourages Community…

by Ron Sanders