SCBHS works to create safe place for patients

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

With no elective surgeries allowed and many out-patient services greatly reduced, Swift County-Benson Health Services has seen a drastic reduction in its revenue.

Now another problem is adding to that financial crunch and potentially endangering the health of area residents – many are afraid to go to the clinic or hospital for care.

“People are very nervous to be out and about, and do not want to come into the hospitals or clinics,” Co-CEO and Chief Nursing Officer Melissa McGinty-Thompson said. There are patients who should be spending a night in the hospital who are insisting on going home. They are afraid of being exposed to the coronavirus in a clinic or hospital...


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