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Focus (Medicine: Hospital Mergers) #601360

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 20, 1994
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(No location given: Odetta Rogers-Clarke) Hospital mergers that cut costs by consolidating services and the obstacles they can create for patient needs examined; scenes shown from Troy, New York, where Saint Mary's Hospital and Leonard Hospital plan to merge using Catholic guidelines for services that can be provided. [Rape crisis program director Lisa NAVIS - cites the morning after pill as an example of services denied by hospital merger.] [Catholics for Free Choice SPOKESWOMAN, Community Hospitals CEO William CORLEY, Catholic Health Association vice president Bill COX - comment on services and savings.]

Rogers-Clarke, Odetta;
Williams, Brian

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