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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Potential for COVID-19 outbreak has hospital district officials concerned

 


DAYTON—At the Columbia County Health System board meeting last week, CEO Shane McGuire shared his concerns about financial stability, emergency preparedness, and possible impact on patients and health system staff, in light of the potential for a serious local outbreak of COVID-19.

McGuire said, “We have stopped all non-essential visits in physical therapy, imaging, and the clinics. This volume generates about half of our monthly revenue. . .This is happening at the same time that we are spending increasing amounts of financial and human resources to prepare for a historic surge in vol...



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