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Sparse COVID Testing In The Big Bend Has The Region’s Only Hospital Considering Holding Drive-Thru Testing

By Carlos Morales With infrequent screening for the coronavirus in the Big Bend area, officials are attempting to gather testing supplies and the region’s lone hospital may soon set up weekly testing for residents showing symptoms associated with the virus.  … Continue reading

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As Hospital Capacity In West Texas Shrinks, More COVID-19 Patients Are Being Treated In The Big Bend

By Carlos Morales On June 18, several days after coronavirus cases began to climb in the Big Bend region, a local patient would be transferred from Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, over … Continue reading

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Big Bend Regional Medical Center’s Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy, Hospital Remains Open

By Marfa Public Radio Quorum Health Corp. — which owns Alpine’s Big Bend Regional Medical Center, including 22 other hospitals across the country — announced on Tuesday that they’ve filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news of the company’s bankruptcy … Continue reading

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The Latest Guidance On Preventing The Spread Of COVID-19 In The Big Bend Region

By Sally Beauvais Governor Greg Abbott has declared the new coronavirus a statewide public health disaster in Texas, as the number of confirmed cases in the state continues to climb. Community spread of the virus has also begun in the … Continue reading

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Here’s How Healthcare Professionals In West Texas Are Preparing For Coronavirus

By Sally Beauvais and Mitch Borden As the strand of coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 continues to crop up globally and in cities across the U.S., healthcare professionals in Texas are stressing that there are still no known cases of … Continue reading

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