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When Lynda Hurst found herself at Jackson County Mental Health in the summer of 2014, she was hoping to find a therapist. Hurst has struggled with homelessness and suicide. She has PTSD and depression. She’d recently had a severe anxiety attack, but was now enrolled in Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people over 65, and was optimistic about her prospects for getting treatment.

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Annual data released this week ranks Asante Ashland Community Hospital with some of the largest penalties in Oregon for low hospital quality measures.