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Kimball County questions diversion


“If you happen see the C.E.O. (John Mentgen) of Regional West,” Kimball County Commissioner, Daria Faden said during last week’s commissioners meeting, “you might ask him, why are you (RWMC) on diversion?”

As a commissioner, Faden serves on the Region 1 board and voiced concern for some issues the county faces when Regional West Medical Center’s mental health facility is on diversion.

She expressed further concern about the amount of time the facility spends on diversion.

When a Kimball County Sheriff’s Office deputy or a Kimball Police Officer has a person placed in emergenc...

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