Hospital merges medical, surgical departments
In the name of efficiency, and ultimately managing costs, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) will merge its medical and surgical departments on June 17.
"Throughout the organization, we believe the merger will help us meet our responsibility to our community as a healthcare provider and one of the area's economic drivers," said Carl Vaagenes, CEO of the hospital.
The push to merge medical and surgical floors stems from declining census, or fewer people admitted to the hospital.
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