Tuesday - Carroll County Memorial Hospital held a ceremonial ground breaking for its new 43,000 square foot, Ambulatory Surgery and Medical Office Building. CCMH president and CEO Jeff Tindle was joined by members of the Board of Directors, staff and special VIPs for the event that will mark a construction project estimated to last just under two years.
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Carroll County Memorial Hospital honors the outstanding performance of a team member.
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Reprinted from MHA Today: News for Health Care Leaders; April 17, 2014
Jeff Tindle has discussed Medicaid reform countless times with business leaders, hospital staff and community members. As CEO of Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Tindle shares how Medicaid expansion will affect working Missourians, the hospital and the community. Among all these conversations, one thing sticks out.
“No single individual or business owner has told me they are against expansion of insurance coverage for those without insurance,” Tindle said. “This is predominately a Republican based community that understands the value of Medicaid expansion to our area, our economy and hospital specifically, in spite of the fact that the current system is considered broken and not very functional.”
Once individuals get past the frustration of Obamacare, Tindle said they are willing to discuss the impact that Medicaid expansion would have for working Missourians and their community. Tindle added many are concerned that their tax dollars are going to support other states rather than their own.
“For many, it is unacceptable that the state legislators don’t want to look at expansion because of the potential for additional state cost if the federal government does not fund the program as planned,” Tindle said. “We believe lawmakers can address these concerns by creating safeguards in a bill that protect the state and its finances, as well as repair a generally considered broken Medicaid system in the state of Missouri.”
To contact state lawmakers, visit Missouri Health Matters.