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Trauma Care Decision Highlights Competition Between Springfield Hospitals

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Officials at St. John's hospital say a decision by the SIU School of Medicine to move all Trauma care services to Memorial Medical center happened because St. John's asked SIU for more financial accountability of their services. SIU officials deny that the permanent switch to memorial was connected to St. John's request for the audit.    Dean Olsen reports that claim in Thursday's State Journal Register.

Dean Olsen  spoke with Bill Wheelhouse to  give us background on the original decision.. which determines where people are treated for serious injuries such as those from car accidents.

Bill is a former general manager, economy reporter, Harvest correspondent and Statehouse Bureau Chief for NPR Illinois. He has won several awards including the Associated Press Best Investigative Reporter.
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