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By Michele Smith
the Times 

CCHS officials working to repair financial damage caused by COVID-19 challenges


DAYTON—Columbia County Health System officials are working to shore up the system’s finances, which have been negatively impacted due to preparations required for a possible COVID-19 surge.

There has been a loss of revenue from a decrease in clinic visits and fewer inpatient and outpatient therapies that depend on lab tests, x rays and other imaging services.

In spite of that, CCHS Controller Tom Meyers had some good news to report to the Hospital District Board of Commissioners in April.

He said the Columbia County Health System has received a much-needed infusion of cash through a $14...

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