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New Prineville hospital slated for August 2015 opening

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Experts say rural hospitals are important gathering places By Tara Bannow / The Bulletin / @tarabannow Published May 22, 2014 at 12:11AM It used to be — and still is in many cases — that if you were trying to gauge the size of a hospital, you’d ask how many beds it has. In the [...]

Accountable Care Organizations, Affiliations and the Critical Access Hospital – Part 2

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Read the first installment of this seriers here. For the last thirteen years, The Neenan Company and Michael Curtis have been working with Stroudwater Associates and Dougherty Mortgage to help critical access hospitals replace and upgrade their facilities to provide improved access, better quality and more cost efficient care in their communities. In this second [...]

Accountable Care Organizations, Affiliations and the Critical Access Hospital – Part 1

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Economic uncertainty, difficulty in retaining and recruiting reliable and productive staff and practitioners, and ever changing healthcare legislation can make anyone anxious when leading a successful rural hospital organization. According to Stroudwater Associates, in 2009, 31% of smaller, usually rural hospitals were part of a health system, compared to 61% of community hospitals, and 73% [...]

Neenan News: Project Updates

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Spring is just around the corner, and many exciting projects are underway here at Neenan! Follow the links below to learn more about a few of our recent project milestones. Improved healthcare coming to Coquille Valley and surrounding areas Coquille Valley Hospital Districts plans to construct a new, replacement hospital facility on their existing hospital [...]

Tri Valley Health System Opens New Hospital Addition in Cambridge, Nebraska

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Tri Valley Health System is settling into the new and improved Cambridge Memorial Hospital, which opened this October in Cambridge, Nebraska. The new, 53,000 square foot state-of-the-art hospital addition links to the former hospital facility and existing nursing home that has been serving the community since 1952. Updating the hospital with a focus on patient [...]

Funding Community Health Care Centers

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The very definition of underserved population implies that funding is difficult and facilities lacking. Yet when it comes to healthcare, several avenues are open to filling in the funding gaps. One previously profiled route is the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation, which specifically addresses rural communities through specialized Medicaid funding. Another status is the Federally [...]

Gunnison Valley Hospital begins outpatient services addition and remodel project

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Gunnison Valley Hospitals plan to expand and revitalize healthcare services in its community is beginning to take shape. Construction of a $5.1 million hospital addition and renovation in Gunnison, Colorado began in early August 2010. The project includes a new 14,000 square foot addition to the hospital, and a 4,500 square foot renovation of existing [...]

Rural Critical Access Hospital Financing Tips

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Rural hospital infrastructure is due for an overhaul in many parts of the United States. While financing new hospitals is a large task even under the best circumstances, in lower-population areas, issues like aging buildings and employee retention tend to spell financial trouble. Many rural healthcare facilities however, are designated as critical access hospitals (CAHs), [...]

Deer Lodge, MT breaks ground on new hospital

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Construction has begun on the site of the new hospital in Deer Lodge, Montana. The new 43,000 SF Deer Lodge Medical Center will replace the existing Powell County Medical Center, which has provided medical services to communities in the Deer Lodge Valley since 1964. The goals of the new hospital are to provide more outpatient [...]

Health @ Home: How telemedicine can empower health

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At the end of the last post, we asked ‘how is telemedicine transforming healthcare? The answer is, basically, in many ways. Some of these are simple and others, much more profound. In this post, we look at health @ home, and the emergence of mobile health and its relevance to self care. Many telemedicine innovations [...]