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MARCH 19, 2019

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WHAT IS A CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL


Mayers Memorial Hospital District is classified as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).

What does that mean?

A CAH is a hospital certified under a different set of Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP).

These conditions vary from a regular acute care hospital.

• Some of the requirements for a CAH include:

• Having no more than 25 inpatient beds

• Maintaining an average annual length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute inpatient care

• Provide a 7 day a week, 24-hour a day emergency service

• Located in a rural area

• At least 35 miles away from another hospital The limited stay and size of a CAH facility is meant to encourage a focus on providing care for common conditions, providing outpatient services; while referring other conditions to larger hospitals.

MMHD was certified as a CAH on November 1, 2001.

This certification allows for a cost-based reimbursement from Medicare instead of a fixed reimbursement rate.

It is estimated that one-fifth of the United States population lives in a rural area.

Critical Access Hospitals offer much needed services in small areas and serve as a foundation to the healthcare delivery system.

Many residents of rural areas face challenges with transportation. A CAH focuses on providing that essential care in an accessible manner.

 MMHD has a service area of over 8000+ square miles.


McArthur FFA Is Doing Well

Novice Parli Pro Team, pictured from Left to Right: Jaycee Norris, Evan Bidwell,
Royce Knoch, Ryan Osborne, Allie Ibarra and Paul Horta
 By Kristen Maier
McArthur FFA reporter
As competition season is in full swing, McArthur FFA has been very active and successful in their competitions. Thus far, we have attended Etna Field Day, Tulelake Field Day, Arbuckle FFA Ag. Technology Day, Nor-Cal Invitational, hosted by West Valley High School, Section contest at Susanville, UC Davis Statewide Invitational and Chico State Field Day.

Etna Field Day
1st place in Creed- Piper Lakey
3rd place in Creed- Jaycee Norris
2nd place in Impromptu- Paul Horta
3rd place in Impromptu- Taylor Woolrey

Tulelake Field Day
1st place in Novice Parli Pro- Novice Team (Ryan Osborne, Paul Horta, Evan Bidwell, Jaycee Norris, Royce Knoch, Allie Ibarra and Risa Reynier)
2nd place in Novice Parli Pro- 8th grade team (Kala Maier, Ellie Jacobson, Sydney Cassity, Giselle Sanchez, Goldie Christofferson, Piper Lakey and Hailey Conner)
1st place in Creed- Ryan Osborne Farm Records First High Team- Katie Lakey, Katie Coe, Jessica Mayer and Chase Conner Farm Records,
Second High Individual- Katie Lakey Farm Records,
Third High Individual- Jessica Mayer Farm Records,
Fourth High Individual- Katie Coe Arbuckle FFA Ag. Technology Day Farm Records
First High Team- Katie Lakey, Katie Coe and Chase Conner Farm Records,
First High Individual- Katie Coe Farm Records,
Second High Individual- Katie Lakey Nor-Cal Invitational, Hosted by West Valley High School
2nd place in Novice Parli Pro- Ryan Osborne, Paul Horta, Evan Bidwell, Jaycee Norris, Royce Knoch, Allie Ibarra and Risa Reynier
Novice Outstanding Chair (Parli Pro)- Allie Ibarra
6th place in Advanced Parli Pro- Kristen Maier, Natalie Osborne, Katie Lakey, Trinity Markham, Alexis Easley, Missy Hogan and Chase Conner

Section Contest at Susanville
2nd place in Impromptu- Jeanna Bucher
4th place in Impromptu- Paul Horta 1st place in Novice Parli Pro- Ryan Osborne, Paul Horta, Evan Bidwell, Jaycee Norris, Royce Knoch, Allie Ibarra and Risa Reynier
2nd place in Advanced Parli Pro- Kristen Maier, Natalie Osborne, Katie Lakey, Trinity Markham, Alexis Easley and Chase Conner
2nd place in Job Interview- Katie Coe
3rd in place in Job Interview- Jessica Mayer
1st place in Prepared- Natalie Osborne
1st place in Creed- Ryan Osborne 4th place in Creed- Piper Lakey

UC Davis Statewide Invitational
4th place in Novice Parli Pro (Out of 24 teams!)- Ryan Osborne, Paul Horta, Evan Bidwell, Jaycee Norris, Royce Knoch, Allie Ibarra and Risa Reynier

Farm Records,
Second High Team- Katie Lakey, Katie Coe, Chase Conner and Paul Horta.

While those two teams made final placements at the Davis Invitational, we had a Poultry Judging team, 2 Creed speakers, 3 job interview contestants, an Advanced Parli Pro team and a second Novice Parli Pro team!

Chico State Field Day Farm Records,
Second High Team- Katie Coe, Chase Conner, Katie Lakey and Jessica Mayer Farm Records,
Second High Individual- Chase Conner Farm Records,
Third High Individual- Katie Coe Piper Lakey also did very well in her second Poultry Judging Contest!


Katie Coe, Chase Conner and Katie Lakey after placing at Chico Field Day





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