Delta County Memorial Hospital

HEALTH
10:30 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Medicare Factoring Patient Satisfaction Into Payments Affects Local Hospitals

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The federal government has changed the way it pays hospitals through Medicare. It now factors in patient satisfaction. To discuss the affects on a local hospital, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano speaks with Jason Clecker, the CEO of Delta County Memorial Hospital. Over 60 percent of DCHM patients are on Medicare.

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HEALTH
10:12 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Delta Hospital Seeks To Extend Federal Payments

Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

For the past three years, Delta County Memorial Hospital has been participating in a pilot program that's allowed it to collect more money from Medicaid and Medicare for its services. 

The program will sunset in 2017, but the hospital doesn't want to that to happen. That's why it's lobbying federal lawmakers to support two bills that would extend it.  

Additionally, the hospital wants to see if it can change its classification in effect making those larger payments permanent, but to do that it also needs federal support. 

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NEWS
8:04 am
Wed March 18, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Weds., March 18, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta passed curfew law
  • Bill reducing window to sue over building defects advances in Senate
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital seeks to extend federal payments
  • Warm weather to continue on Western Slope
HEALTH
6:00 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Health Officials Want You To Give Your Heart Some Love

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year.
Credit flickr/proudlove

It's common to see candy and paper hearts in February, but medical professionals also want you to think about your own heart this month. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Mark Leach the director of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation at Delta County Memorial Hospital. In recognition of National Heart Month, they discuss heart disease, the number one killer of men and women in the United States. 

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HEALTH
10:49 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Delta County Memorial Hospital's CEO Looks Ahead

Delta County Memorial Hospital opened an Urgent Care in Dec. 2014.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Delta County Memorial Hospital expanded its health care options for patients in 2014. It took over two clinics in the North Fork Valley and opened an Urgent Care. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to the hospital's CEO Jason Cleckler about the expansion and what's ahead for it in 2015.  

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NEWS
8:23 am
Wed December 31, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

  • Woman Killed in Sledding Accident
  • Colorado School Districts Switch to Online Testing
  • Legislative Preview - Morgan Carroll
  • Delta County Memorial Expansion
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HEALTH
6:00 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Urgent Care Center Opens In Delta

Delta County Memorial Hospital recently opened an Urgent Care center in Delta.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Delta County Memorial Hospital is once again expanding its health care options for patients. Earlier this month the hospital opened an Urgent Care center in Delta. 

"We have a lot of the same things that an emergency room would have to care for people," Jane Rosen, a nurse practitioner with DCMH's new Urgent Care, says. 

Rosen explains how it differs from the emergency room.

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HEALTH
9:21 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Western Slope Hospitals Prepare For Ebola

Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line).
Credit NIAID

With Ebola still ravaging West Africa and a cases popping up in Europe and the US, hospitals across the country are having to take a serious look at how they’re prepared.

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HEALTH
2:59 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Diabetes Highest On Western Slope In Delta County

Map of Colorado Counties, colored by percentage of residents diagnosed with diabetes.
Credit CDC

Diabetes is a huge issue for Americans. 

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NEWS
11:46 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Delta Hospital To Take Over North Fork Clinics

North Fork Valley residents know how hard it can be to get an appointment to see a local doctor. Many medical practitioners have left the Valley in recent years, leaving the The North Fork Medical Clinics understaffed. Three week waits are not uncommon. But there's hope that things could get better.

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu May 8, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, May 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • Delta Memorial Hospital to take over North Fork Medical Clinics

  • USA Pro Challenge bike race route includes McClure and Kebler passes

  • Colorado has 3rd most craft breweries in the country

  • BLM holds oil and gas hearing in DeBeque to hear the pro-industry perspective

NEWS
3:33 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Majority Of Delta Hospital Patients Covered By Medicare, Medicaid

Jason Cleckler, Hospital Administrator for the Delta County Memorial Hospital
Credit Marty Durlin/KVNF

As the Affordable Care Act takes effect this year, Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator Jason Cleckler is navigating uncertain terrain.

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Local Motion
2:34 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Local Motion: Delta County Memorial Hospital's John Mitchell

Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator, John Mitchell, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about new developments at the hospital and in the county, and shares his opinions about healthcare reform.

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