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Mountain View Hospital in Madras announces they hope to become part of the St. Charles Health System.

 

Mountain View CEO Jeanie Gentry explains that it's not a merger.  "If we were a private corporation, it would be called a merger. But in technical terms, a public agency or organization like we are can't technically merge with a private nonprofit. What we can do it transfer our assets to them." 

 

Gentry says the past several years have been economically difficult for them and with the patient base they serve; they do not see things improving in the future.  She adds they believe that becoming part of the St. Charles System, they can maintain and even improve their services. 

 

They are holding two informational open houses about the proposal at the hospital next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Board members will be available to answer questions.  Hospital leaders hope to make the move official by the end of the year.

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.