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Mercy proposes to donate hospital to City of Indy

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — The Independence community’s conversation about the changing state of local healthcare shifted this week when city manager Micky Webb and Mercy Hospital interim chief executive officer Kim Day announced a proposal to convert a … Continue reading

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Independence City Commission rejects St. John proposal, opens future talks to area medical providers

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org INDEPENDENCE — Healthcare coverage is now wide open for the Independence community after Independence city commissioners, in an agonizing 90 minute meeting on Friday, rejected a plan by a Tulsa-based health system to assume some of Mercy … Continue reading

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Hospital merger discussions cease

BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org A major blow was dealt to the Independence community — and to the future of medical coverage in Montgomery County — on Wednesday when officials with Mercy Hospital and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center ended discussions toward … Continue reading

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CRMC agrees to buy Mercy Hospital of Independence

BY ANDY TAYLOR The face of health care in Montgomery County changed dramatically Thursday when Coffeyville Regional Medical Center agreed to buy Mercy Hospital of Independence. Additionally, CRMC will retain various health-care services in Independence, bolstered by the issuance of … Continue reading

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Committee to represent City of Independence in hospital merger talks

INDEPENDENCE — Independence city commissioners on Monday named four people to serve as a committee to represent the city’s interests in the merger discussions between Mercy Hospital and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. In a brief special meeting Monday, commissioners voted unanimously … Continue reading

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Coffeyville woman is suspect in attempt murder

Coffeyville police have arrested 27-year-old Tenisha Marie Thomas for attempted second degree murder stemming from a shooting incident. Officers were called to 706 W. North Street at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, for a report of shots fired. … Continue reading

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UPDATE TO THE CANEY WATER SITUATION (12:45 p.m., Saturday)

HERE IS AN UPDATE ABOUT THE CANEY WATER SITUATION (as of 12:45 p.m. Saturday)…. • Water is slowly being released into the city’s water distribution system. However, depending upon where you live in Caney, the water pressure will vary. That … Continue reading

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Water boil advisory issued for City of Caney

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for water customers of the City of Caney. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result … Continue reading

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City of Independence to provide negotiation power in Mercy/CRMC merger talks

INDEPENDENCE — The City of Independence now has a stake in the merger negotiations between Mercy Hospital and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. The two Montgomery County-based hospitals have been negotiating an alliance or merger for several months. However, hospitals officials … Continue reading

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Caney mayor walks out of council meeting; status of resignation unknown

By Rudy Taylor rudy@taylornews.org CANEY — Caney Mayor Carol McClure walked out of the city council meeting Monday night after taking part in a 15-minute executive session that apparently sparked heated emotions. McClure gave no explanation for her exit, although … Continue reading

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