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.
The leadership team for Keokuk Area Hospital says the facility is ready to grow, after months of downsizing and restructuring.
Lee County has reaffirmed its financial commitment to Keokuk Area Hospital.
The head of the firm helping manage Keokuk Area Hospital says the decision to stop providing a key service came down to usage.
Keokuk Health Systems says it has significantly reduced its workforce.
A change in leadership is underway at Keokuk Area Hospital.
Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA2) is once again pushing for the Obama Administration to help Keokuk Area Hospital with its financial challenges.