Hospitals took a hit during the spring because of the pandemic. Elective surgeries like knee replacements were not allowed, and that’s a big money-maker for hospitals.
Jerry Kennett, Chair of the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees, says revenues are basically near normal the last couple months.
“Luckily, as things have started to open up, then business has come back dramatically,” Kennett said on CEO Roundtable.
Dr. Kennett says elective procedures dropped at least 30% at the peak of the pandemic, and Boone Hospital had to furlough some of its 1,600 employees for a while.
Listen to the full interview with Dr. Kennett: