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April 24, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss how rural hospitals are struggling to keep their doors open while they brace for a surge in COVID-19 patients, and what’s ahead for health care in less populated parts of New Mexico. 

Host:
Gene Grant 

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR 
Sophie Martin, attorney
Diane Snyder, former state senator 

For More Information: 
NM Rural Hospitals on Life Support — Albuquerque Journal
‘The Worst Is Yet to Come.’ How COVID-19 Could Wipe Out Many Rural Hospitals — PBS News Hour
Holy Cross: A Rural Hospital Braced for Onslaught — Taos News
New Mexico rural hospital gets US virus aid compensation — Associated Press
Hospital Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19 Amid PPE Rationing — New Mexico In Depth
The Purge Before the SurgeSearchlight New Mexico
New Mexico Stadium Lot Converted to Helipad for Nearby Hospitals in Case of COVID-19 Surge — Arizona Republic
New Mexico GOP Stands by False and Hateful Rhetoric About Assistance to the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Crisis — Democratic Party of New Mexico