After Irene

Evans, Melanie
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/5/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 36, p17
Trade Publication
The article discusses the complex task faced by hospital finance chiefs in tallying the costs of repairs, evacuations, preparations and lost revenue after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast in the U.S. in 2011. According to Huron Healthcare managing director George Whetsell, hospitals may experience a sustained drop in demand for medical care as residents struggle to rebuild or move temporarily elsewhere. The reasons why most patients emptied from hospitals did not return are also discussed.


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