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Back To Work - June 2020 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Gulf Coast fully reopened in late May, although not all of the facili- ty's surgeons are at their pre-coronavirus case volume. The center is busy, however, because most of the patients whose cases have been postponed have rescheduled, which Ms. Blackwood chalks up in part to the patient financing options the facility offers. "Struggling to afford treatment is a heavy load for any patient, espe- cially those who are facing a stressful surgery," says Ms. Blackwood. "Securing a loan is a huge relief for them. It means they don't have to postpone treatment. And it's a big boost to us because it helps us cover operating costs so we can keep the center up and running dur- ing this difficult time." OSM 9 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 2 0

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