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Hospital Nets Incentive

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a $1.5 million incentive from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its participation in the electronic health records incentive program.

The program, Meaningful EHR Use, challenges care providers to move toward electronic records through a series of phases to be implemented through 2015. Patient Care Vice President Deb McKee said Joint Township District Memorial Hospital approached Phase I of the program by focusing on the hospital’s emergency department.

Turn Could Be OK'd

January 17, 2012

ST. MARYS — Motorists heading west onto Indiana Avenue from Defiance Road could soon be able to turn right on red.

Members of the St. Marys Traffic Committee voted to send a recommendation to city council that would allow for right turns on red at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Defiance Road, near the Auglaize County Council on Aging, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. John Bubp, the 1st Ward Councilor, asked the matter be referred to the committee during last week’s city council meeting.

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