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Instead of saving them, one man ruined 18 at-risk rural hospitals

Rural, for-profit hospitals are closing at an alarming rate — in part because of the combination of lower incomes and fewer insured people, which makes it difficult for at-risk hospitals to cover their fixed costs. 

Strategies to save the small, rural hospital

Community hospitals, central to small-town health care and local economies, are closing at a rapid-fire pace. The Rural Health Research Gateway found that from 2010 to 2014, 47 rural hospitals ceased providing inpatient services. And currently, 673 rural U.S. hospitals are at-risk for closure, according to iVantageINDEX. But while the regulatory climate may feel daunting to the […] [MORE]