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County Tax Case Nixed

Judge says procedure improper; leaves open new action

August 28, 2013

The ongoing battle over the tax-exempt status of Warren General Hospital and the Rouse Estate is over. For now....

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Aug-28-13 5:38 PM

Haven't you heard they already belong to UPMC. Somebody should ask the Drs that are losing their jobs if WGH is nonprofit or not. (Some practicing for over 30 years). Then go ask the new Drs they just hired what they think. Never hear about that story in the WTO.

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Aug-28-13 3:17 PM

just observing, yeah I know. I guess I wanted to err a standard deviation or two. I also predict golden parachutes or high paying low responsibility jobs for a certain few as part of the deal. Once again just a prediction. As I said the same folks trumpeting the hallowed status of these particular not for profits better remain consistent in their belief when it is the behemoth UPMC. After all they provide "free services" too.

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Aug-28-13 1:50 PM

Brazil, Your prediction is going to happen a lot sooner than you think!

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Aug-28-13 1:16 PM

"Are you going to let students know there are other options for physical therapy?" she asked George Lilja, who represented the hospital at the meeting.

Lilja responded that providing information on other available sources for treatment was not considered.

All you need to know about the motivation behind most free services provided by health care providers is contained in the above. Free services are provided in most cases in order to lead to paid services down the road.

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Aug-28-13 1:11 PM

I predict within the next 3 to 4 years the hospital will be sold to UPMC. Let's see if those who have spoken in favor of protecting these sorts of entities from having pay any of the burden for public services will have the same fervor and commitment. Let the increases in local taxes to the poor and seniors commence!!

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Aug-28-13 12:42 PM

I think it's Brazil that has said the hospital should negotiate with the county.

I think that's the most sound solution to this matter. And a perfect example and opportunity is upon them.

Look at the article about Athlete Trainers. WGH could supply trainers for all schools for all event, they get such and such tax break, etc....

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Aug-28-13 10:52 AM

"On behalf of the hospital, we are very gratified that our position has been vindicated," Board of Directors Chairman Tim Bevevino said. Not quite Tim. what Judge Hammond ruled was that the procedure was not correct, not that the Hospital meets the HUP test. Your position has been the hospital is a "purely charitable organization" this was not decided.

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