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Our HEALTHCARE category provides visitors with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues relating to healthcare and the healthcare industry throughout the UP.

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A Conversation With Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David Haynes sits down with Ed Legault, Executive Director for the Delta County Economic Development Alliance, to talk about what’s happening in his part of the Upper Peninsula.

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Interview with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital

In the latest episode of the Rural Insights Podcast, David sits down with David Jahn, President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital. In this episode, David discusses healthcare in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and the difficulties that are being faced not just at his facility but in hospitals throughout the UP.

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Update on COVID-19 Numbers in Chippewa County and War Memorial Hospital

President & CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital David Jahn gives an update on COVID-19 in Chippewa County. Despite seeing a surge a few weeks ago, the COVID-19 numbers have dropped drastically. One issue that remains is the need for more available COVID-19 vaccines in the Upper Peninsula.

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NMU Center for Rural Health Seeks to Strengthen UP Healthcare System

Elise Bur, Director at the NMU Center for Rural Health, gives an overview of the center and how it seeks to improve outcomes for rural healthcare in the Upper Peninsula.

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Reimbursement Policies Put Financial Strain on Larger UP Hospitals

President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital David Jahn discusses some of the financial difficulties of being a Prospective Payment System hospital in the U.P., and what will be necessary in order for rural PPS hospitals to survive financially.

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