Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients ‘Stranded’ as Coronavirus Spreads

April 30, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified May 2, 2020

April 27, 2020 — This New York Times article details the convergence of the financial difficulties of rural hospitals and COVID-19, which has forced some rural hospitals to close during the middle of the pandemic.

Since 2005, about 170 rural hospitals have shut down, which puts a strain on the hospitals who have remained open to deal with a larger-than-usual number of patients.

Share this

Related Articles

                            Leave a Comment