Some hospitals in the oil patch are turning to voters for financial help.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Some hospitals in the oil patch are turning to voters for financial help.
Residents of Tioga, Stanley and Crosby will decide on Nov. 6 whether to impose new sales taxes to support their local hospitals.
The facing hospitals in the oil patch include difficulty competing in wages, a lack of affordable housing for employees and a substantial increase in patients who don't pay their bills.
The Mountrail County Medical Center in Stanley, St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby and the Tioga Medical Center all are seeking public help.
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