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Ask The Expert: Eric Epley On The State Of Regional Hospitals Fighting COVID-19

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For this week's "Ask the Expert" segment, we discuss elective surgery caseloads, the regional supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and rural facilities readiness to meet coronavirus patient demands.

Guest: Eric Epley, executive director of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)

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Kim Johnson is the producer for Texas Public Radio’s live, call-in show The Source. She is a Trinity University alum with bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish, and a Master of Arts Degree from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.