Kittitas Valley Healthcare in Ellensburg, Wash., was among the nation’s first hospitals to feel the impact of COVID-19.

As the rural delivery system and its critical access hospital pivoted to care for COVID-19 patients, it postponed orthopedics and general surgery services; the financial hit was felt almost immediately.

“Our revenues and volumes fell off a cliff,” says CEO Julie Petersen.

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