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Evers signs bill to help Chippewa Valley hospitals, vetoes emergency room expansion focus

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Gov. Tony Evers signed legislation Wednesday to spend up to $15 million assisting health care providers in the Chippewa Valley, while vetoing language that specified the money was to go only to capital spending for emergency rooms. The legislation was introduced in response to the closures underway of hospitals in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls and passed the Legislature last week. The Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), based in Springfield, Ill., announced in late January that it would close HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph...

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