(Denison, IA) – Voters turned down a public measure at the polls on November 3 to establish
dialysis services in Crawford County. With this result, the CCMH Board of Trustees is expected to ask its
Dialysis Task Force to determine if there are additional options to add the service.
Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO Bruce said, “Upon the request of citizens from our county,
the Dialysis Task Force was formed. The members of the task force were charged with finding a solution
that would allow dialysis services to be offered in Crawford County. With the help of a number of
groups, we were successful in bringing the question before the voters.”
“I would like to the thank the CCMH Board of Trustees, the members of the Dialysis Task Force,
the Crawford County Board of Supervisors and the Board of the Hospital Foundation for their efforts in
getting the dialysis question on the ballot,” commented Bruce.
Bruce added, “Numerous plans to provide dialysis services in Crawford County have been
considered over the past two decades. After much consideration, the Board felt the dialysis general
obligation bond was the best plan available which would meet the dialysis patient needs now and in the
future in a financially sustainable model.”
“The voters have spoken and we will see if there are other options to consider going forward,”
Bruce said. He noted there are no current plans to offer another vote on a general obligation bond issue
for the dialysis services.