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CMC finances turning around

 

Hospital District 6 commissioners meet Monday at Coulee Medical Center with staff and members of the public in their regular monthly meeting. From left are Commissioners Kris Hare, Betty Brueske, Jerry Kennedy, Clea Pryor and Geary Oliver. CEO Ramona Hicks is to the right. - Scott Hunter photo

Coulee Medical Center has been making remarkable strides toward digging its way out of debt, is heading toward profitability, and is even expanding its services, unlike many rural hospitals, administrators and other public officials say.

"It's an amazing story as compared to where they were a year ago," Grant County Treasurer Darryl Pheasant said Tuesday. "This is a great success story for them."

As treasurer, Pheasant oversees all county finances, including the debt incurred by municipalities and junior taxing districts that get into financial trouble, covering bills with "registered warra...



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