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When Charles Windsor was hired in 1990 to head St. Mary's Hospital in East St. Louis, he was given a formidable mission: Stop the hospital's economic hemorrhaging, or shut it down.
St. Mary's -- the only hospital in East St. Louis -- reduced its losses from $6 million in 1990 to $20,000 in 1992. Total revenue was $28.6 million in 1992 -- a 15.6 percent increase from 1991.
The hospital is making progress as a managed care provider and plans to break ground on a new doctors' office building this year. Windsor also looks for a boost from President Clinton's health care plan, which would put insured patients into a hospital with a large indigent clientele.
As president and chief executive officer of St. Mary's, Windsor has considerable experience in inner-city hospital management.
Windsor moved to East St. Louis after a six-year stint at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City. He came to St. Mary's because he saw it as a potential model for dealing with inner-city medical problems throughout the …