Memorial Community Hospital and Health System and MDsave Partner to Increase Access to Medical Care for Patients



Memorial Community Hospital & Health System:
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Kate Steurer-Mucha

Memorial Community Hospital and Health System and MDsave Partner to Increase Access to Medical Care for Patients

Partnership brings out-of-pocket patients the same high-quality care as insured patients at affordable, transparent prices.


[BLAIR, NE] – With an ever-increasing number of Americans paying out of pocket for healthcare, Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH&HS) in Blair is taking steps to help these patients get the medical care they need, when they need it. By partnering with online healthcare marketplace MDsave, MCH&HS is providing a new way for patients to buy their medical services upfront at discounted prices that are bundled together with related fees — which means no more surprise bills.

“This is the same quality care that patients have come to expect at our hospital,” said Manny Wolf, President and CEO of MCH&HS. “We are able to offer our self-pay patients better prices through MDsave because of increased administrative efficiency, not because the quality of care is reduced in any way.”

MDsave is dedicated to making healthcare accessible to everyone by empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care. The MDsave online marketplace is built on the principles of affordability, transparency, and shoppability, giving patients the ability to shop and compare pre-negotiated, bundled prices for their services and then immediately act on that information.

“Working with Memorial Community Hospital and Health System, we are taking an important step toward making healthcare more accessible and affordable,” said MDsave CEO Paul Ketchel. “We know that the cost of preventive treatments is often a factor in consumers neglecting to have them. We hope that our strategic alliance will increase access to quality medical care and, as a result, help save lives.”

You can see MCH&HS’s online procedure offerings at, or visit to learn more about the hospital. You can learn more about MDsave at


About MCH&HS

Memorial Community Hospital & Health System, located at 810 North 22 Street in Blair, NE, has been serving the residents of Burt and Washington Counties for more than 60 years. The hospital, and its network of outreach clinics, including the Blair Clinic and Walk-in Clinic, Fort Calhoun Clinic, and Tekamah Cottonwood Clinic, continues to heal, nurture and promote health by proactively identifying and meeting the needs of these communities. For more information, visit

About MDsave

Co-located in Brentwood, Tenn. and San Francisco, Calif., MDsave is the world’s first online healthcare marketplace, bringing together patients seeking affordable, reliable care with providers offering high-quality services at fair prices. Using cutting-edge technology, MDsave simplifies the healthcare billing process for patients and providers alike through negotiated rates, bundled pricing, and upfront payment. The MDsave marketplace also helps employers and payers offer more value to employees and policyholders with out-of-pocket deductible costs. Launched in June 2012, the company offers a wealth of information on its website about common procedures. For more information, visit