Iowa hospital reopening may be delayed as new owners seek funding

The new owners of the shuttered Blessing Health Keokuk (Iowa) hospital are still looking for additional funding to reopen the 49-bed unit, according to a Sept. 4 Tri States Public Radio report.

Flint, Mich.-based Insight, which purchased the hospital in March, is focusing on raising the necessary funds through grant money, the report said.

"They're still committed to Keokuk," said Cole O'Donnell, Keokuk city manager. "They're just going to take a little while longer."

Insight plans to convert the facility into a rural emergency hospital under CMS' designation that went into effect Jan. 1. The designation allows a facility that closes its inpatient facilities and focuses only on emergency and outpatient care to receive higher reimbursements from CMS.

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