COVID-19 tent at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo by John Chadwell.


ICU at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has not reached capacity

Facility recently reduced number of beds to qualify for new funding.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hospital board in knots over search for management company

Unsigned letter accuses Hazel Hawkins board member Ariel Hurtado of pressuring CEO Ken Underwood to act.

Government / Politics

As partnership talks collapse, Hazel Hawkins financial picture shows serious stress

Rural hospitals are struggling nationwide because of declining insurance reimbursements. Some familiar with HHMH wonder if this is the problem, while others believe management decisions resulted in the hospital’s current state.



Hospital, area doctors lose insurance plans, affecting hundreds of patients

Aetna cancels insurance contracts affecting Hazel Hawkins Hospital, more than 100 doctors, thousands of patients