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The Newman Regional Auxiliary is busy this week.

On Tuesday evening, the auxiliary group has its annual Lights for Angels lighting ceremony at the hospital. Spokesperson Rosaetta Fields says the money helps scholarships for students in health-related fields.

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told Newman Regional Health administrators it found no deficiencies in corrective plans for releasing mental health patients from its emergency department, the hospital anticipated a threat of shutting down Medicare reimbursements would be rescinded. That officially happened Friday.

By late April, officials with Newman Regional Health believe they will have definitive word on their application for Critical Access status. In the meantime, the hospital is dealing with two issues which are bottling up its cash.

Newman Regional Health is adjusting some of its patient bed space.

A brand-new information series will give area residents a unique look into how Newman Regional Health's different disciplines and practices operate.

The Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees has two meetings in the coming week.

The Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees approved the hospital's push towards a trauma center designation at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Newman Regional Health has approved a 2016 budget that includes a projected shortfall of around $720,000 for all operations.

The Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees voted to dissolve one of its subsidiaries during its monthly meeting Wednesday.

By late this summer or early this fall, administrators of Newman Regional Health hope to have a Level IV Trauma Center designation from the American College of Surgeons.

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