Keokuk Area Hospital

TSPR's Jason Parrott

Keokuk Area Hospital is confident that it's filled a key need within the community: off-hour, non-emergency health care.

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Keokuk Area Medical Equipment and Supply's pharmacy will close on January 7, 2015.

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Some direct competition for Keokuk Area Hospital could arrive in May 2015 in the form of a partnership between Fort Madison Community Hospital and Blessing Health System out of Quincy, Ill.

Keokuk is well-known for its annual civil war re-enactment, but a different re-enactment drew a large crowd to Keokuk Area Hospital Friday afternoon.

The state of Iowa will be helping a local hospital with its financial struggles.

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Lee County has once again agreed to give Keokuk Area Hospital more than $100,000.  This makes it more than $200,000 in fewer than 12 months.

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Lee County wants to make sure it follows all rules and regulations in making a contribution to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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Questions are being raised about the legality of the Lee County Board’s vote to give money to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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Lee County has changed its mind about giving money to Keokuk Area Hospital.

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Keokuk Area Hospital is getting a $100,000 boost from its home city.

Keokuk Area Hospital could get a second chance to secure some much-needed money.

Keokuk will take its time when it comes to possibly implementing a franchise fee.

Lee County is being asked to help fund a "mega"-economic development effort in the northern part of the county.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has denied a request from Keokuk Area Hospital for a $100,000 contribution on a 3-2 vote.

Fitch Healthcare will continue to manage Keokuk Area Hospital through January 2016.

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