The steps are being taken in response to economic changes in health care, according to a Mercy statement released to The Tribune Thursday. Health care is expensive. There is absolutely no denying that, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott President Reta Baker said Friday. She said obtaining the equipment to provide health care costs the hospital a significant amount of money. We see increasing costs in drugs, we see increasing costs in equipment replacement, increasing costs in supplies, Baker said. Weve worked very hard in the last 10 years not to pass costs on to the public, because costs are already

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