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Attleboro Hospital Operates In The Black - Again

At a time when many Massachusetts hospitals are operating in the red, or at least seeing their operating surpluses shrink, Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro is bucking the trend.

The nonprofit this week reported an $11 million surplus for the 2010 fiscal, the second straight year with an $11 million surplus, and the 25th consecutive year of operating in the black.

The Sturdy Memorial Foundation Inc., which runs the facility, announced that the hospital had expenses for the year of $147 million, including $6.5 million in free care for services to those who could not pay.

Joseph Kirkpatrick, senior vice president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, tells The Sun Chronicle that 22 percent of the state's hospitals operated in the red in 2009.

This program aired on January 12, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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