Headline Roundup: COVID-19 Financial Challenges for Hospitals

Posted on June 19, 2020

Interlochen Public Radio and WWMT-TV published stories the week of June 15 that featured quotes from Ruthanne Sudderth, senior vice president, public affairs & communications, on the financial challenges hospitals are facing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interlochen Public Radio published a story June 16 reviewing patient volume and staffing challenges that have occurred since hospitals responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals delayed nonemergency procedures for several months and have been slowly seeing patient volume increase.

WWMT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Kalamazoo, aired a story June 18 on federal funding that hospitals in the area have received.

“The reality is that while there has been funding that’s come from the federal government and state, it's really not filling that bucket and so we’re still experiencing losses,” said Sudderth to WWMT-TV.

Members with questions on COVID-19 efforts and resources should contact Ruthanne Sudderth, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.


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  • Headline Roundup: COVID-19 Financial Challenges for Hospitals

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