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South Dakota hospital suing IHS for $6.5 million

September 20, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MARTIN (AP) A South Dakota hospital that nearly closed earlier this year because of financial problems is suing the Indian Health Service, saying the federal agency doesn’t pay its bills.
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Reprimand reversed for Spirit Lake whistleblower

August 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The Indian Health Service has rescinded its reprimand of a psychiatrist who criticized the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota for what he said was the failure to protect reservation children from abuse.
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IHS reassigns psychologist who criticized tribe

July 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A psychologist who wrote a letter expressing “grave concern” about children on the Spirit Lake reservation has been reprimanded and reassigned.
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Martin hospital says it will close without Indian Health Service payment

June 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

MARTIN (AP) The director of a hospital in Martin warned it will have to close if the Indian Health Service doesn’t pay at least some of the nearly $1 million in emergency room bills for American Indians who choose the community hospital over an IHS hospital.
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Complaints abound about Fort Thompson IHS clinic

September 14, 2010 in The Daily Republic

FORT THOMPSON Some Crow Creek tribal council members were dissatisfied to learn Monday that one investigator was sent to the Indian Health Service’s clinic in Fort Thompson to follow up on an April investigation instead of concerns about the clinic’s management.
Vice Chairman Wilfred Keeble said the investigator was following up on an investigation of which Keeble and two other tribal council members were unaware. He was told the council will have access to that probe later this week. Continue Reading

Investigators to visit IHS clinic

September 13, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

FORT THOMPSON The director of the Aberdeen Area Office of the Indian Health Service told Crow Creek tribal leaders that investigators will arrive on Monday to look into complaints lodged by tribal members about the management of the IHS Health Center in Fort Thompson. Continue Reading