• Defying the odds
  • Defying the odds

Defying the odds

Another record revenue year for SCH despite COVID hit

The early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy financial toll on the Scott County Hospital.

Hospital CEO Mark Burnett says that losses from mid-March to mid-May, while a statewide lockdown was in effect, resulted in a revenue loss of about $2 million.

“That’s a lot to absorb,” Burnett understates. “We were somewhat fortunate. We had cash reserves which a lot of hospitals don’t have. That kept us from laying off employees.”



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