Lots of hate here. :)
I believe there are valid points to be had in the explanation of the economy in reference to the indigent care, health insurance, demographics and ability to repay medical bills, by mrcommonsense.
Likewise, rarnold281, I agree that there should have been some action taken by the CEO and leadership back in 2007 to mitigate the substantial losses being reported today.
But like any corporation in America, the CEO is first responsible for the actions of 'his' corporation.
It is a known fact that the CEO did run off a bunch of quality doctors, those same doctors practicing at other hospitals in the Chattanooga area.
Those same doctors provided a chunk of the "willing and able to pay" patients of HMC. So now, take mrcommonsense's analyses of the market. Take out the patients that are able to pay, lost by the doctors that left when the CEO ran them off. What do you have now?
You have exactally whats on the official financial reports. Loss of income.