Rural Hospital Closures

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Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 10.31.55 AM In the last five years, 51 U.S. rural hospitals have closed, according to a survey by the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Ten of the hospitals closing their doors were in Texas — a loss of nearly 500 hospital beds in the state. Download the survey: Rural Hospital Closures

Texas’ rural hospitals are struggling to stay open, but new threats to their survival have grown in recent years. Read more on their plight by Edgar Walters in the Texas Tribune.

 

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