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SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Absolutely not. Everyone in government needs to be held accountable for spending tax payer dollars. I'm not necessarily for the jail project (or against it). But the notion that we should "take care of ourselves" by not paying any taxes, or comparing a jail to obama phones and welfare is assinine. Almost as ridiculous as the original text of the article. We need a jail. Do we need a new one? Do…
UJacks1 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I've asked before and I will ask again: When/If a new "justice center' is built, will the current jail and police station in town be closed permanently or will both remain open and staffed? If remain open, for the need to house prisoners awaiting their day in court, then staffing will be needed. Transportation costs will go up, to bring the prisoner from the 'justice center' into…
Sv3 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You are willing then to hand over a debatable amount of 25 million dollars? Without a plan, without any allocation of properties? All on the ridiculous idea it's unsafe for the employees? The county will get sued is the latest argument.... In the most secure supermax prisons lawsuits I'm sure are most common. So forgive me for not trusting the government to handle our money reasonably.…
DaveVictor - Darin LaHood announces candidacy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
He sounds like a real firecracker.
1950Brutus - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Don't you think it is a little early for speculations? At least wait until he is in the ground.

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Blessing receives top rural hospital designation

2 years, 2 months ago by Bob Gough

Quincy facility only rural hospital in Illinois to make the list

Blessing Hospital has been recognized by the Leapfrog Group as one of the top 13 rural hospitals in the US for 2012.

The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization of large purchasers of health care that includes companies like Fed-Ex and UPS, GM, Toyota and Boeing.

Blessing is the only rural hospital in Illinois to make the list.

President and CEO Maureen Kahn says the recognition is awesome.

"Our work in quality and safety stood out. We were compared to 1,200 other hospitals in the United States," said Kahn. "We were one of the 13 hospitals recognized who are delivering rural care."

Kahn notes that Leapfrog is a coalition of all businesses that looks at quality and safety.

"Today, the biggest agenda for businesses is their cost of healthcare," Kahn said. "How can I keep my workers healthy and how do I get them back to work faster?"

Kahn says to stay on the list in 2013 - the hospital will need to step up its performance from 99 percent to 100 percent.

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this report said Blessing was compared to 12 hospitals, not 1,200. We regret the error.


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