PORT TOWNSEND — The decision to provide hospice Medicare certification to Jefferson General Hospital or a Chehalis-based competitor has been delayed.
State Department of Health administrators said Friday they will not make a final decision for two more weeks.
They were originally scheduled to announce their decision Friday, but neither Jefferson General Home Health and Hospice nor Chehalis-based Assured Home Health and Hospice was awarded the certification.
“We’re running a little bit behind schedule, and there is another project ahead of it,” said Karen Nidermayer of the Department of Health’s facilities services and licensing division, which is reviewing the applications.
“The lateness of the decision is not commentary on the application,” Nidermayer said.The rest of this story appears in today’s Sunday Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.