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Iowa Hospital Association: Washington County Hospital and Clinics Provides More Than $1.5 Million In Free And Discounted Care

Posted: Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at 6:22 am


Washington County Hospital and Clinics says a new study of 2009 figures shows it has provided over $1.5 million in free and discounted benefits. The hospital says those services were specifically implemented to help Washington County residents, and in addition to $1.3 million in uncompensated care, community benefits include programs such as Lifeline, support groups, and community education.  The Iowa Hospital Association completed the report.  IHA President Kirk Norris says many statewide programs would not exist without hospital leadership, but adds hospitals are being hindered by the down economy and losses from Medicare and Medicaid.