Having had the chance this week to sit down with a couple of doctors and two others involved in healthcare in the Franciscan Care Services family, I can tell you that the hospital and clinic are taking steps to prepare for the worst this coronavirus might throw at them but praying for the best.

Dr. Scott Green said things are going well right now but knows that could change.

“There are some advantages to being in a rural location and not in the heat of the battle,” he said. “Those of us in the rural areas tend to be rules followers. Most are trying to practice social distancing. That may slow the number of exposures to the virus and help flatten the curve.”

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