DCHS still focusing on community, after Bellin retracts deal

IRON MOUNTAIN — What The Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain thought would be a good marriage with Bellin, fell through.

Just last week, Bellin pulled out of a partnership with DCHS, primarily due to financial issues.

“During this time I think it’s real critical that the community supports this healthcare system. We are a great healthcare system, we are nationally ranked in several different areas that we provide. With the community’s support this will maintain itself as a very strong healthcare facility,” said John Schon, Administrator CEO of DCHS.

“We were certainly disappointed when Bellin withdrew their commitment for financing our hospital. At this point we’re looking at options to go forward. I do want to reassure everybody, contrary to the rumors being spread. The hospital is not going to close, that’s not really an issue at this point,” said Bill Edberg, DCHS Board Chairman.

DCHS is still focusing on the high level service they provide and improving their financial situation.

DCHS has been exploring other options; they do have more than one prospect at this time for another partner.