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Speak Your Piece: The True Cost of Rural Hospital Closures

Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted with permission from the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Roads summer 2016 magazine. After 66 years in business, my hometown hospital recently closed its doors to patients. Gone is the emergency room, skilled nursing facility, lab, radiology, and physical therapy services — as well as 67 full-time jobs. Meanwhile, […]