Reference Documents & Attachments Related to the North Lake County (FL) Hospital Tax District
General Reference Files
GAO Federal Audit of Non-Profit Hospitals - this 76 page audit report questions whether many Hospitals currently qualify for non-profit status. Provides additional reasons why Lake County taxpayers should not be forced to be taxed to provide unrestricted funds to the two local Lake County Hospitals. Click HERE to see the 76 page pdf file. (added 11/21/2010)
Minutes of Sept. 9th, 2010 and Sept 16th, 2010 NLCHD Board Meetings (from County Clerk's office) - added 12/9/2010. You can order the official audio CD of each meeting for $2 each from the County Clerk's "Board Support" Dept. located on the 3rd floor of the Lake County. Ask for Susan. There are also VIDEO recordings of each meeting made by activists - contact us at FiscalRangers AT Comcast DOT com if you want to get a copy of them.
Sept. 9th, 2010 NLCHD Board Meeting Files
These are the files to be used for the Sept. 9th, 2010 Hospital District Meeting. See the NEWS page for more details.:
Attachments for the following Sept. 16, 2010 Board Meeting will be added here later.
This document was provided to the Lake County Legislators forum on Sept. 30, 2009 in support of revisions to the current law establishing the North Lake County Hospital District. (Result – the Lake County legislators, Carey Baker, Alan Hayes & Marlene O'Toole, did nothing, letting the issue die… see ending comment in the document. vj)
About the Hospitals
Two hospitals share in the approximately $10-million in property taxes collected by the tax district for fiscal year 2010-11. In turn, they each give 5% of their totals to another smaller "hospital", Lifestream. Each of these hospitals are "non-profits" but yet report millions in profits in their audited financial statements. And, the regulations establishing the Hospital Tax District do not contain ANY clear definition of how the taxpayer funds are to be spent, and there is NO requirement for a method to show exactly where the funds are spent. Thus, no matter what the Hospitals say about how they spend funds, none of it can be verified through any required reports, and there are no rules or regulations to prohibit spending on questionable areas like marketing ads, renovation of exteriors of buildings, etc.
Florida Hospital Waterman - owned by Adventist Health System
Adventist Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973 to support and strengthen Seventh-day Adventist healthcare organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States, Adventist Health System has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation.
Today, Adventist Health System supports 37 hospitals and employs nearly 43,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals comprise of 6,000 plus licensed beds, providing care for nearly 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.
Leesburg Regional Medical Center