The Financial Impact Of COVID-19 On Iowa Hospitals

Jun 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic could cost Iowa hospitals well over a billion dollars. On this edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer checks in with hospitals, big and small, urban and rural, around the state to see how they've adjusted and to look into the future of health care in Iowa.

IPR's Natalie Krebs checks in to discuss her reporting on the Iowa hospital system. A new report commissioned by the Iowa Hospital Association says Iowa hospitals could lose $1.4 billion in revenue between March and September.


Natalie Krebs, health reporter, IPR

Suresh Gunasekaran, CEO, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Chuck Nordyke, CEO, Clarinda Regional Health Center

Mike Johnston, CEO, Decatur County Hospital