Local Legislators Visit Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center
Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center recently hosted 12th District State Senator Tom Tiffany and 35th State Assembly Representative Mary Czaja for a legislative question and answer session.
Held shortly after the facilities participation in the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day, the visit was part of an ongoing effort to continue the dialogue with elected officials on important issues affecting the health care industry in the communities served by Ministry Health Care.
While in Merrill, Senator Tiffany and Representative Czaja learned how issues like Medicaid reimbursement and the economy are impacting operations. They also introduced them to the important role Ministry Good Samaritan plays as a Critical Access Hospital. They also shared details of how the facility was recently named an iVantage HealthStrong™ Top-100 Critical Access Hospitals in the Country and a Top Performer by the Joint Commission for surgical care.
“We are happy to share with our elected officials some of our success stories in improving quality and lowering costs,” said Ministry Good Samaritan President Mary Krueger. “It’s important that they know the vital role our facility serves for the Merrill community and people of Lincoln County.”