COVID-19 crisis suppresses visits to Big Isle hospitals, clinics
By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Monday, May 18, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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Medical professionals walk and stand near the COVID-19 restriction rules April 2 outside Hilo Medical Center in Hilo. Both professionals wore medical masks around their necks before going inside. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Fewer patients are visiting Big Island emergency rooms and urgent care clinics due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and that is having a negative impact on their revenue.