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Southern Arizona hospital to get $3.6M in pandemic aid

Posted at 12:38 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 15:38:01-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has agreed to give $3.6 million in crisis money to the only hospital in Green Valley after the coronavirus pandemic threatened the facility’s future.

Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital CEO Kelly Adams says the hospital has already received more than $1 million under a deal with the state with another account has been set up to receive a second $1 million payment.

Two more payments are scheduled under the new contract. The hospital has agreed to the contract under multiple conditions including staying open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no payments to owners or shareholders and a 20% pay cut for executives.