Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

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Hazel Hawkins Hospital approved for critical access designation

Critical access designation is designed to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities.

CEO Ken Underwood thinks it's unlikely the healthcare district won't be designated a Critical Access Hospital, but says plans are in place to keep it operational if the certification is denied. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Hazel Hawkins banks on winning ‘critical access’ status

CFO explains Plans B and C to keep the hospital’s doors open.