A new federal program is dropping rural hospitals a lifeline to keep emergency services available as they struggle to turn a profit.
Cash-strapped rural and medium-size hospitals are less prepared to absorb higher interest rates.
Many rural hospitals have closed during the pandemic, and their staffers found other work far away.
For rural communities, the loss of hospitals means no access to nearby emergency care and the loss of health care jobs.
In Nashville, health care facilities are expanding to serve some areas that were hit hardest by the pandemic.
For rural communities, a key question: Can a new company that is taking over ownership restore confidence in the care the local hospital provides?
Medicare is increasing reimbursement rates for certain low-wage hospitals, but not everyone supports the change.
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 health care, people don’t want to stay here. I don't blame them,' a former nurse says.
Irwin County Hospital is one of many in the country that are struggling to keep their doors open.