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Emergency Room to be More Expensive

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital will be paying out a lot more money in the future to keep Emergency Department service through Trinity Mother Francis. TMF recently asked for an annual increase of $250,000. Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew said the increase was due to higher ER doctor salaries due to increased ER competition. McAndrew said he sought quotes from two other sources. One was higher and the other was about the same but had lots of client dissatisfaction. The TMF service is way off the charts better than past services according to McAndrew so he is willing to accept the increase.

By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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