Citizens Group Concerned About Hospital $$$

trego-lemke-memorial-hospital-exterior A newly formed citizens group in WaKeeney is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening to talk about financial issues affecting the county-owned hospital and nursing home.

The meeting, organized by  “Community Coalition,” will start at 7:30p.m. at Western Electric Cooperative.

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital has struggled with a financial deficit, although representatives reported a return to profitability during Monday’s county commission meeting.

Trego County has issued nearly $1.8 million in no-fund warrants and voters approved a one-percent sales tax to help reduce the hospital’s budget deficit.

The county also contributes $50,000 a year to the Trego Manor nursing home. trego manor