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Winnebago Tribe looking to address deficiencies at IHS hospital






The Winnebago Hospital. Photo from IHS

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska faces an October 25 deadline to address deficiencies at the hospital on the reservation.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services investigated the Winnebago Hospital after a patient died there. Patients also made complaints about the service.

Chairman John Blackhawk said the hospital was given a 14-page list of corrections. “I think administratively we’re looking at how we can prevent this from happening and how we can respond better,” he told The Sioux City Journal.

CMS threatened to cut Medicare due to non-compliance issues.

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