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Feds provide more funding for opioid crisis

The state is receiving an additional $29 million in federal funding to fight the opioid crisis, bringing its recent total to $61 million. The new funding is from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is part of $930 million in state opioid response grants announced nationally […]

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Washington County Hospital names new president

Brian Monsma is the new president of Washington County Hospital. He’ll report to Washington County’s board of directors as well as the regional president for SSM Health. Washington County Hospital entered a management agreement with SSM in May. Monsma succeeds Nancy Newby, who has led the hospital for nearly 20 years. Monsma most recently served […]

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Report: Readmissions higher at for-profit hospitals

Patients at for-profit hospitals are more likely to be readmitted than those receiving care at non-profit or public hospitals. That’s according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, which looked at general-acute non-profit, public and for-profit hospitals across the country.
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Check-in for a projected treatment time with InQuicker online ER waiting service (SHILOH, IL) Patients with non-life threatening medical conditions needing to visit the emergency room now have the ability to check into the Memorial Hospital East Emergency Department and wait from the comfort of their own home using the innovative InQuicker online waiting service. […]

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Democrats file resolution calling for new audit of managed care denials

Democrats have filed a resolution calling on the Auditor General to conduct a new audit of the average claims denial rate of hospitals, a persistent point of friction between providers and managed care organizations. The audit would place extra focus on critical access and safety net hospitals, where the average denial rate is 20 percent, […]

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