PHC CEO Meets The Community
Todd Miller, the new CEO of the Peninsula Hospital Center, will meet the community at a special town hall meeting hosted by Lew Simon and his Good Government Democratic Club at 7:30 p.m. on December 8.
The meeting will be held at
114-20 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Simon’s clubhouse.
Miller took over the reins in September, in the wake of a summer of discontent in which the state planned to shut the troubled hospital down and the community marched to keep it open.
In August, Revival Home Health Care, an organization with which Miller has been associated for many years, took over the hospital, promising $8 million in cash and several million more to bring the hospital back to financial solvency.
Miller is reportedly trying to guide the cash-strapped hospital through bankruptcy proceedings.
There is a divide over how much the 1199 SEIU union will be compensated, Miller told the News. “Until we resolve matters with 1199 we’re not going before the [bankruptcy] judge,” he said.
Thus far, Peninsula has been able to survive by revamping the old billingand collection system, which Miller said “wasn’t particularly well-managed.”
Miller says that Peninsula has yet to receive the $8 million loan from Revival, but he estimates that Peninsula will need access to those funds by mid-December, adding a sense of urgency to the upcoming December 5 court hearing.
“There is no good reason to delay any further,” he said. “We really have to move forward.”