Special SCBHS meeting on refinancing next Monday

Error message

  • Notice: Undefined index: taxonomy_term in similarterms_taxonomy_node_get_terms() (line 518 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in similarterms_list() (line 221 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
  • Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in similarterms_list() (line 222 of /home/swiftcounty/www/www/sites/all/modules/similarterms/similarterms.module).
admin's picture

By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Whether Swift County and the City of Benson will step in to help Swift County-Benson Health Services (SCBHS) possibly saving it as much as $250,000 a year in interest payments will be considered at a special meeting of the three public bodies Monday night.

SCBHS managing partner CentraCare Health Services was to present its plan for refinancing the debt this past Monday night but put its proposal off until the March 2 meeting as well. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in the SCBHS meeting room.

SCBHS has $15.3 million in debt. Construction of Scandi Haven Village accounts for $7.3 million of the debt with another $2 million from construction of the new clinic and physical therapy area in 2013. There is $6 million in debt tied to the surgical center and north entrance lobby remodeling that was refinanced in 2014 to get a lower interest rate.

With the very low interest rates available today, SCBHS could refinance its debt possibly saving as much as a quarter million dollars annually, Chief Financial Officer Dan Enderson has told the city council and county commission...


For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

Rate this article: 
Average: 1 (1 vote)