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Focus (Hospital Finances) #634851

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 10, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Ian Smith) The financial crisis for hospitals across the country examined; scenes shown from the closed Detroit Mercy Hospital; details given of the impact of cutbacks in Medicare and Medicaid. [Mercy Hospital president David SPIVEY - cites the millions in loses.] [American Hospital Association chairman Carolyn LEWIS - says hospitals are being paid less while costs escalate.] [Detroit Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Arthur PORTER - comments on decisions based on finances.] [Hospital WORKER, patient Catherine SUTTLE, Detroit Receiving Hospital Doctors Roy ELROD, Jenny ATAS, new mother Kimberly GALSON - talk about aspects of patient services.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Smith, Ian

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