Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Financial Burden For Hospitals

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A sign outside of Gundersen's Onalaska clinic promoting coronavirus testing
The Gundersen Health System’s Onalaska clinic offers drive-up testing for patients showing symptoms of COVID-19. Hospitals around the country are feeling the financial burden of the coronavirus pandemic. Hope Kirwan/WPR

The American Hospital Association estimates that the country’s hospitals will lose more than $200 billion from the pandemic from March 1 and June 30. We talk with the leaders of three of Wisconsin’s hospitals to find out what the financial impact will be on their facilities and how they’re dealing with the loss of revenue.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Dr. Scott Rathgaber Guest
  • Jim Schultz Guest
  • David Hartberg Guest