Auditor threatens subpoena against Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital

Coronavirus New Mexico

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – The state auditor says a New Mexico hospital in one of the hardest hit counties has had do many complaints filed against it, they’re ready to issue a subpoena for a look at alleged mismanagement.

State Auditor Brian Colon says the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services in Gallup has been resisting to provide documents for an investigation into the hospital’s alleged mismanagement and fiscal problems. Colon says he can’t go into specifics about the alleged mismanagement, but gave them a week to send over the subpoena power.

“For me, yesterday, enough had been enough. We had been trying to be patient, allow community governance and allow the leadership of the hospital to work with our independent public accountant to provide the information necessary for us to be confident that we have accountability and transparency in operations,” said Colon.

The state auditor says hospital administration and county officials have failed to act appropriately to ensure fiscal responsibility despite McKinley County being a coronavirus hot spot in New Mexico.

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