H-1B visa freeze might hurt rural areas in need of doctors

Jun 23, 2020
In America, around 28% of doctors, 35% of home aides and 20% of nursing assistants are foreign born.
A man has his pulse checked at a Remote Area Medical mobile clinic.
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Hospital closure leaves soon-to-be mothers in rural Missouri without an OB-GYN

Jul 16, 2018
Another rural hospital has closed, the 85th to shutter in the U.S. since 2010. This latest closing happened in Dunklin County, Missouri, one of the poorest counties in the state. The hospital was home to the only OB-GYN physician in…

As hospitals increasingly close in rural areas, communities consider a hybrid health center model

Mar 28, 2018
Without enough patients with health insurance, hospitals are closing in rural parts of the country. Some communities have turned to hybrid health centers — shy of a hospital but more than a clinic — to try to meet their community's…
A sign lets Lewis County residents know the hours and offerings. Another sign on the building instructs patients to call 911 if the facility is closed for the night. 
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Reinventing the rural health care system

Feb 2, 2018
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.
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