New Podcast Highlights Impact Of Rural Hospital Closures
Over the past decade, more than 100 hospitals in rural parts of America — including at least 20 in the Midwest — have closed.
In some cases, the shuttered hospital had been the only one in town, and the ripple effects are enormous, affecting not just access to health care, but also the town’s economy and even identity.
A new podcast, "Where It Hurts," from Kaiser Health News and St. Louis Public Radio, explores the fallout after a small town loses its hospital.
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