The cost of COVID-19


December 9, 2021

The Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board discussed how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak has impacted PMC's operations and finances during its December 2 meeting.

"When we scale everything up and use all our resources and have to focus 100% for care for COVID, it detracts from our routine care, it detracts from taking care of patients," PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter said.

He was concerned that the cost of staffing and resources to take care of COVID-19 patients, people avoiding the ER, and other hospitals being unable to send PMC their patients in need of skilled nursing care due to the recen...

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