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HCE Exchange Magazine shares article on local hospital and Mel Snow

May 1, 2013

In Murray County, Minnesota one critical-access hospital is excelling in high-quality, patientcentered care.
Printed with permission HCE EXCHANGE MAGAZINE 39

Murray County Medical Center

Rural critical-access hospitals are facing uncertain futures as policymakers examine ways to cut costs. With increasing focus on high-quality, patientcentered care, rural hospitals are often setting the bar higher than major medical facilities.

But this shouldn’t come as a surprise. In close-knit communities, small hospitals have always been focused on the patient--who is often a friend, neighbor, or family member--long before patient-centered care was a popular buzzword.

In Murray County, Minnesota one critical-access hospital is excelling in high-quality, patientcentered care. Murray County Medical Center is a 25-bed facility serving a rural population comprised mainly of farming area and a predominantly older population. It provides mostly generalized healthcare, some trauma, and orthopedic surgery and also has one community clinic and one on-site clinic for primary and specialty care. Mel Snow, Chief, Executive Officer

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