California Hospitals Have Lost More Than $10B in Pandemic Response

California’s hospitals have lost more than $10 billion so far in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the state’s leading hospital trade group.

Hospitals across the state have had to spend hugely on ventilators and personal protective equipment, as well as construct special facilities to care for COVID-19 patients.

Hospitals have also cancelled elective surgeries and medical procedures unrelated to the coronavirus, which amounted to an average revenue loss of 20-30%, according to Carmela Coyle, the president of the California Hospital Association.

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