Rural hospitals expect to see a boost with changes to Medicare reimbursement

Sep 30, 2019
Medicare is increasing reimbursement rates for certain low-wage hospitals, but not everyone supports the change.
Coosa Valley’s café, called the Hickory Street Café, is a popular lunch spot in Sylacauga, Alabama.
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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 a region that has one of the highest premature birth and infant mortality rates in […]

Rural Georgia residents are hit hard by local hospital closure

Apr 7, 2017
'Without health care, people don’t want to stay here. I don't blame them,' a former nurse says.
When Stewart-Webster Hospital closed in 2013, residents say they lost a sense of security along with a health care provider.
Elly Yu

Rural hospital in Georgia faces financial difficulties

Mar 17, 2017
Irwin County Hospital is one of many in the country that are struggling to keep their doors open.
Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla, Georgia, has been struggling to keep its doors open for patients. It recently had to lay off about 20 staff members.
Elly Yu