rural hospitals

Rural Healthcare
8:00 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Rural Kansas hospital discovers cure for physician shortage


Although 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 10 percent of doctors do.  Finding physicians willing to live on the prairie is a serious problem in Kansas.  Kearny County Hospital had that problem.  The small hospital is rural, very rural with five people per square mile, but the little hospital has found a solution according to a recent article by the Kansas Health Institute.

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10:54 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Changes in Health Care Plague Rural Hospitals

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There are a number of factors making it hard for rural hospitals to make ends meet. Colorado Matters explores those issues, as well as the effects of sequestration and the Affordable Care Act. Listen to the podcast.
Rural hospitals in the state are struggling to keep their doors open. Many facilties haven’t rebounded from the Great Recession, and now they’re dealing with federal budget cuts under sequestration. CPR's Elaine Grant talks to Colorado Hospital Association CEO Steven Summer. He says though the association welcomes the federal health care overhaul, it could could make it even tougher for small rural hospitals to make ends meet.