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Stewart Webster Hospital to close
From the March 20, 2013 issue
By CHIP JONES
Randy Stigleman, CEO for Stewart Webster Hospital in Richland has announced that the facility would suspend operations Friday at noon. The Emergency Room closed down operations at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
When asked about long-term plans for the hospital Stigleman responded, Not a clue.
He said the reason for suspending operations is slow reimbursement from the federal government for Medicare and Medicaid services. He added that the cost of converting to Electronic Health Records has also contributed. The hospital was to receive up-front
money for the change over to electronic records, but ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.