SEAGO — The window of opportunity opened just wide enough for me to squeeze in to see Copper Queen Community Hospital CEO Jim Dickson – here is what he said in response to some fast paced questions with some commentary on the side:
I asked: What makes CQCH so special? “Our ability to change and meet the standards set by the state and federal levels and meet the needs of our service area” beamed Dickson. Delivering good health care in the rural areas is increasingly difficult. Funding cuts from the state have caused budget shortfalls especially for rural hospitals. We have two rural hospitals in Arizona right now that are in bankruptcy. “

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