Although it was a not-for-profit organization, Lawrence Memorial Hospital's latest revenue and expense statements showed a profitable tinge of black ink. The report revealed that so far in the year of 1981, the excess revenues were more than double what had been budgeted. The excess total stood at $1,238,602 compared with a budgeted figure of $533,581. Administrators attributed the bright picture to an increase in the length of patient stays and use of more ancillary services such as laboratory tests, along with stringent cost-cutting measures.
A Topeka construction company was tabbed to begin work during the summer on a $3 million Kansas University Medical Center library in Kansas City. The regents gave final approval to a $2.7 million bid for part of the work on the medical library project from B.B. Andersen Construction. The library work had been proposed some seven years earlier.