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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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Expansion of Telemedicine in Rural America

“The increased use of telemedicine and telehealth has been a breakthrough for rural health,” says Dennis Smith in his analysis of how telemedicine has expanded in America and the role this technology has played in rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 and its impact on rural independent healthcare

David Aro, General Manager and Partner at Superior Rehabilitation & Professional Services, gives his perspective on COVID-19’s impact on rural independent healthcare. “Our population base and infrastructure make virtually every aspect–prevention supplies, detection, treatment supplies, and alternative treatment options–more difficult.”

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