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Declines in patient traffic has Memorial shuffling costs

A cloud is forming over Memorial Health System’s finances: lower patient volumes. So far, Memorial has been able to balance the trend — down 4 percent from last year and an additional 2 percent from the figure budgeted for this year — by lowering expenses. Eventually, though, layoffs and fewer services could be in the… Continue Reading Declines in patient traffic has Memorial shuffling costs

Even though the government has backed away from a recommendation issued earlier this week that women should postpone mammograms until age 50, local hospitals say they don’t intend to change their policies, which is generally to begin screening at age 40. Continue Reading Mammography advice appears to be benign

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If you haven’t already gotten the flu vaccination, don’t plan on going to the area hospitals to get one. A vaccination shortage for seasonal flu has caused Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to cancel the remainder of their public flu vaccination clinics for the rest of the season. Memorial Health System elected not to hold any… Continue Reading Penrose cancels flu clinics, cites lack of vaccine

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