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The first COVID surge weakened NC’s cash-strapped rural hospitals. A second wave may devastate them.

By Liora Engel-Smith The cancelation of elective surgeries in early spring left rural hospitals across the state nearly empty and without a major source of revenue. The implications of that financial blow are becoming clearer as health systems release financial disclosure documents from that period. The state and federal government has funneled hundreds and thousands […]