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Masks returning to Samaritan Health System

Samaritan Health System announced in a news release on Thursday that masking will be required in all locations for staff, patients and visitors until further notice. Samaritan said the decision comes after seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in emergency department patients, hospital inpatients, employee cases, Jefferson County numbers of positive COVID-19 cases overall… Keep Reading

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Washington Summit medical center gets approval

Developer Michael E. Lundy on Monday got the go-ahead to construct a 24,000-square-foot medical center at Washington Summit in the medical complex that he owns on outer Washington Street. The project went through some changes. The facility will no longer be a 30,000-square-foot multi-tenant building, but will be the home of the medical center, with… Keep Reading

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Schumer: Medicare reimbursement changes finalized; $40M extra coming annually for north country hospitals

Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Wednesday that a new rule regarding how hospitals are reimbursed through Medicare payments has been finalized, bringing millions of additional dollars annually to several north country hospitals. Schumer, D-N.Y., who has pushed the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for years for changes in the Medicare Wage Index, said… Keep Reading

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