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Spring 4-1-2020


In the wake of the COVID–19 pandemic, healthcare systems in areas that have seen dramatic spikes in illness from the novel coronavirus have been significantly strained. How well positioned is the East Texas healthcare infrastructure to handle the pandemic, and how does East Texas compare to the rest of the state? This issue of the Hibbs Newsletter discusses the healthcare system capacity in Greater East Texas. The Hibbs Institute finds that Smith and Gregg Counties have a robust healthcare system that rivals large Texas MSAs when capacity is evaluated on a per capita basis

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