Hospital charges among lowest

From local sources

JASPER — Of the state’s 87 hospitals, Memorial Hospital has the lowest charges for inpatient services and the second-lowest charges for outpatient services, according to the Indiana Hospital Association.

The information, published last month by the association and shared in a news release from the hospital, was based on adjusted average charges per case from 2011, the most recent data available.

For inpatient services, the hospital’s average charge was $10,111. For outpatient, the figure was $172.

“It demonstrates our commitment to provide value to our community,” Ray Snowden, the hospital’s CEO, president and chairman, said, “and yet we recognize that our efforts to improve quality and be as efficient as possible are an ongoing process.”

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