Pandemic relief funds may mask budget crises at rural WA hospitals

Published by CROSSCUT on 7/6/22 (Source)

In response to these reporting gaps, health care unions and other advocates pushed for hospitals to report not just to the government, but also to their communities about their usage of federal relief dollars and other activities during the pandemic.

“More transparency is always better,” said Ruth Schubert, a spokesperson for the Washington State Nurses Association, which represents staff at Central Washington Hospital.