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For rural communities, a key question: Can a new company that is taking over ownership restore confidence in the care the local hospital provides?
An uptick in vaccination rates in the rural United States corresponds with rising COVID-19 infections and a slimming number of ICU beds.
Dollar General, with more than 17,000 stores, is moving into health care. Many rural communities have lost hospitals in recent years.
In America, around 28% of doctors, 35% of home aides and 20% of nursing assistants are foreign born.
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 a region that has one of the highest premature birth and infant mortality rates in […]
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 health needs.
A new report outlines the challenges the health care system in rural communities faces.