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NRH transfer rate dips

By Chuck Samples/KVOE News

New services are helping Newman Regional Health serve area residents in a fuller capacity. Spokesperson Beth Hammond says those new services are also keeping more of those patients closer to home.

“We compared last year’s June, July and August transfers out of our emergency department to this year’s. Already we have decreased that number 49 percent,” Hammond said

Newman Regional has added the Newman Cardiology, including a catheterization lab. The department is now approaching 120 procedures conducted since it opened in early June.

The hospital also installed a new MRI unit over the past few weeks.

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