Monday, December 19, 2011

City Plays Hard Ball with Shannon

Shannon Medical Center sent a letter to City employees explaining how they can serve the 70% who utilized Shannon's services in 2012.  Click on the image below to make it larger:

The odd thing is not considering Shannon "out of network" for hospital care.   COSA employees using Shannon for nonemergency acute care are like Stripes customers, cash & carry. That's alot of ka-ching, even with a 50% discount.

Mayor New and City Council may drive San Angelo's safety net hospital into the arms of a tax paying entity.  Big money men shop for distressed health care assets.  How long before Shannon goes for cheap?

While health care is frequently the cause of crisis, the City of San Angelo manufactured one to push this move. 

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