TITLE

After Irene

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Melanie
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;9/5/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 36, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
65433749

 

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