January/Februay 2006

St. Joseph Berea Receives Critical Access Designation

Saint Joseph Berea Hospital, Berea, Ky., received designation as a critical access hospital, effective December 1, 2005, at which time the hospital reduced its bed count from 48 to 25 beds, as required by federal regulations. The critical access designation enables the hospital to receive increased revenue for care delivered to Medicare and Medicaid patients.