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Kansas City-area hospital staffs feeling the pain of recession

Kansas City Star, March 3, 2009

Kansas City hospitals have not yet succumbed to a flurry of layoffs, but administrators say they are in the middle of choppy waters trying to avoid them. Income is faltering because investments are down, government aid is dropping, and patient volume has dipped. Now hospitals are struggling with having to care for a growing number of patients who cannot pay their bills.