MONTPELIER, Idaho A county-supported hospital in Idaho's southeast corner says it doesn't need county support.
The Bear Lake Memorial Hospital says growth and help from private donations mean it can return $110,000 that Bear Lake County budgeted for hospital use this year.
Trustees also say they won't need financial backing of taxpayers in future years, either.
Rod Jacobson, an administrator, says returning the money grew in part out of recognition that the county was struggling to provide local services and that it could use the cash infusion.
The hospital has a new kidney dialysis center, a 24-unit assisted living center and a new home health-care program all paid for within an annual budget of $20 million.