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Medicare now rating hospital. About one-third of readmis- hospitl[l~ 1~lth stlil.l~ sions, considered a marker of quality, may be preventable. The government The Centers for Medicare and Med- looks at readmissions for such condi- icaid Services (CMS) recently signaled tions as heart attacks, pneumonia, and to the nation's hospitals that it was hip and knee replacements• getting serious-and tough-about patient safety and the quality of care hospitals provide. The government's rating sys- tem-five stars for the best hospitals and one star for the worst-sends a message that patients have a right to know what' s going on inside the hospitals they en- Clu'ol~ll ~eiser trust with their lives or those of their Carolyn Cole Joyce Geiser died family members. The overall star ratings, the first for Friday, Aug 5, 2016, at Loveland, Colo., of Swedish descent, she was CMS, are a composite of 64 measures bornFeb. 3, 1933, to Roy and Gunhild the government has used the past few Cole on a farm in Elim Valley at Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Joe Wright, Seth Henderson, Ryan Henderson, Joel Henderson, Trevor Sheets, Nikole Kerr and Jeff Geiser; four great-grandchildren, Clay, Emma, Grady and Bella Henderson; a sister, Pat Smith of Murietta, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Betty Cole, of Arnold, Neb. Her funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church in Loveland. Kibbey-Fishbum Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, lx Richard Irdmminau Richard Kimminau, the son of An- thony and Frances (Faimon) Thursday, August 11,2016 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 7A yearstoratehospitalperformance.They Callaway, Neb•, where she had a self- Kimminau, was born Nov. 22, 1932, include factors such as complication proclaimed idyllic childhood with on a Nuckolls County farm. He died rates for patients who've had knee and much love, humor and music in the Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at the Brodstone hip replacement surgery, urinary tract family. She at- Memorial Hospital, in Superior, at the infections associated with catheter use, ~ ~ ~:.:: tendedElimValleyage of 83 years, 8 months, 14 days. death rates among patients with serious r .... School through Richard graduated from Nelson but treatable Complications after sur- ! :~ eighth grade andHigh School with the Class of 1951, gery, and patients' reported experience ~ graduated as salu- having celebrated his 65th class re- with their care. Only 102 hospitals out of the 3,600 ~ ~ tatorian from union this year. He entered the United : :~ Arnold High States Air Force on Feb. 19, 1953,and rated received five stars, and they in- ~~ School in 1950• In was honorably discharged on Feb. 18, eluded less well-known specialty fa- high school, she1957. After returning cilities such as Lincoln Surgical Hospi- ~ was involved in from the service, he talinLincoln, Neb., and the Orthopaedic ~ every activity and ~moved to California Hospital of Lutheran Health Network ~:~ wrote a mystery~ where he worked as an in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Medicare gave 129 story for the airplane mechanic. He hospitals one star. They included two prominenthospitalsinWashingtonD.C, monthly school paper that her class- then . moved o to The City Park in Superior has a new retaining wall with decorated bricks around the flower garden• The idea came from Karen Rothfuss, Karen Fox, dulene -MedStarGeorgetownUniversityHos- mates enjoyed. As a teenager, she was Leadvllle, t .OlO., Sullivan, Gayle Sullivan and Carol Watters because the rail road ties were rotten• Above, the area is pictured before the new retaining wall was constructed pital and George Washington Univer- baptized in the Loup River• ~wnereneworKeamme sity Hospital- as well as several hospi- At the age of 17, Carolyn married ~mines. Heretumed to -- o .- -- . " ~ : ..... : ................................... • ......................... ~ ....................... ~ ........................ .. :: : .................................................. tals in New York City. Geisinger Medi- Paul G. Geiser on June 19, 1950. They ~'.~ Nebraska in 1960, ttelp Ior certam cat Center in Danville, Pa., that health made Arnold their home• To this union ~ where he was engaged hearina loss often • : policy experts and politicians cite for five children were born, James Joe, [~~infanning.Afewyears ,~ 6: --, ~i~'i" :~ ~~ ~~~ exemplary quality involving new ways who died in infancy, Kathi Anne, later he began driving tmaixoraaDle of delivei'ing and coordinating care, Louise Kay, Susan Carol and Paul S. a truck for Grand Island Express ....... ~~ .~: ~~i~ ~!~ [ : She served as librarian in Am°ld" They ret~ngwl:s2u0n]3d in marriage to Bar" Ru~ ~dN!~i~du~t~e ~~~~ received a below-average two-star rat- divorced in 1965. ing.. S~e~a~hn M~h lur0c J 9n 6HT~s ~.t S~ VetoIri ~' i.[,~ ~ ~ ~~ The •ratings reveal a contradiction Carolyn attended North Platte Jun- • t ~ear y t .... .... ~,~:~ ..... : between scientifically measured evi- iorCollegefortwoyearsandmovedto bca:al . age7OhaV:lhecar~l,g~sst~atd~c Richard was a member of St • • Y g " e :~i : ................. : deuce and the advertising hospitals use Kearney to complete a bachelor of arts q),~-h,m'~ c'~)h'~li" C'h-rcr' c'-"iae plamEnghsh that means as people ag, W~~ to build their brandl Hospitals like to degree in 1970• She completed her ~-,~v; "2 ~ "7."""-'" ." .... . ""'~. they are likely to become hard of hear- ~~ tell their Communities about new can- master of science degree in educa- t~ocK american Legion, past presl- • ....... ~ ~'~: ........... ~ .: ,- ~ ~:~::: ........ • mg Many olmose people, however, :::~: ~i ~::~:::::::.::~. ~ ~ :~, ~ ~ ' : :: ~:~;::: ~': dentoftheGuldeRockFarmersUnlon ", -::~ : "~,,~:~ "~ .. ....... '::: : >'~" ~:~, ~::: : :::: ~:. cer treatments or new children's wings, tional media at theUniversity of North- don t get the help they need, often : ~-~i ~ ~"i~i~::::ii:~: ~ :,~:~::~ ~'< :"i ~:~: not mediocre ratings. In my neighbor- ern Colorado at Greeley, Cold•, in Co-op, and past committee board . • ~ ~.~:: ~ i~i~iii~i~ :~::~ .... because they simply cannot afford It ........ i~:~ ................. ~:.~:~,,:,:~,,~ ~i ~::~::~i~:.' " ~~: ~::~.~>!! : ~. ~ .~:.~ ~ ~i~'~ :: ~i i:~i~ • hood, New York City's Mr. Sinai Hos- August of 1977. Both degrees were member of the Nuckolls FSA office ......... ~::~::~i~ .... ~. ~ ..... *a ,a,,itch t ne prevalence ot nearing lOSS al- ~::~:.::~i~ :~~ pital has used banner ads on the street to achieved while she was in her 40s. She rteenjoyeup,.:.,~~.,~ ~, .... ,~ ..... ......... a ,,I, ..... )~e , most doubles w~th" each age decade of ...... ~ ....... ~ .............. ~;~"~" ............. ii::~i ~IVT~ ......................... i:.:. : ......... .... . .. .... create an awareness of the hospital, was a life-long learner, and once vowed ............. ~ ....... v .............. • .......... ~~:~ ~r.~ ...... ~ nre, sam ur. rran Lm, a.-" ........... : ................ He was precededIndeath by his • • ............ ::: : ::::::,:: ...... ~~ blocks. Last April some 200 members specialist for the schools. She moved .......... harles ton, D.C., advocacy group the National :~:~