In addition, she said the average number of days it took PPGH to collect on accounts, in December, was high, at 59 days. However, Waldow said this is typical of December since many insurance companies are closed for up to two weeks during the holidays and do not process claims.
The total number of patient visits in December were as follows, according to Waldow's report:
• 2,128 emergency room visits – a record monthly high.
• 256 Heart Center visits.
• 1,672 PPGH rural-health clinic visits.
• 141 surgeries.
In addition, Waldow shared that the average daily census at PPGH was 19.4 and the hospital had 194 discharges.