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Audit sees progress at Nashville General Hospital

The Tennessean, December 5, 2008
Nashville General Hospital, the city's safety-net hospital, is making progress on most of the issues cited in a performance audit nearly four years ago, a draft of a new audit says. The review by Metro's Office of Internal Audit follows up on an audit released in February 2005 that found Nashville General Hospital had incurred a $48 million cash deficit by borrowing money from other Metro funds, and there was no plan in place to repay those monies. The hospital, which treats many patients with little or no insurance, also showed comparable expenses but lower revenues than other public hospitals. But the facility has made good strides since then in addressing the concerns, the new draft says.