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Critical Access Hospital

South Lincoln Medical Center has been designated a Critical Access Hospital, as defined by the Office of Rural Health Policy, part of the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program was established to aid in the continuation of healthcare services for rural residents and works to accomplish the following:

Aids in the continuation of health care services for rural residents
Enables hospitals to be eligible for cost-based Medicare reimbursement for inpatient and outpatient services
With a signed MOA, hospitals are eligible to receive enhanced reimbursement from Medicaid and the State Health Benefit Plan (SBHP)

Critical Access Hospitals Can:

Utilize physician assistants and/or nurse practitioners in an effort to reduce their loss

Provide small, rural hospitals with a range of opportunities for service enhancement, quality of care improvement, and certain economies of scale through network participation

Benefits:

Receive enhanced Medicare reimbursement for covered in-patient services
Receive 100% of allowable costs for Medicaid out-patient services
Retain any Medicaid payment for inpatient services in excess of charges
Receive 100% of charges for outpatient services by the State Health Benefit Plan and Board of Regents Health Plan

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On Monday July 17, 2017 the South Lincoln Hospital District Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of CEO Kenneth Archer. Mr. Archer had served as CEO of South Lincoln Medical Center since January 2015. The board has requested that the CEO position be posted as soon as possible. During the meeting, the board appointed Kristin Housley, Jessie Wilcox, and Scott Erickson to serve as an interim Administrative Management Team during this time of transition. The Board is confident that the Interim Management Team has the ability and experience necessary to handle the continued operation for all facilities including hospital, EMS, clinic, nursing home, and retail pharmacy. They will continue to work closely with the board to effectively enact the vision and mission the board has set for the organization. The board would like to thank the providers and each employee of South Lincoln Medical Center for their continued efforts compassionately caring for the medical needs of our community.