A new report from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, says that rural Americans are in poorer health than their urban counterparts, and that rural hospitals face more challenges in keeping their doors open now more than ever.
“Not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t thank God I’m an academic and not the CEO of a rural hospital,” Dr. George Pink told Stateline. Pink is a health policy professor and deputy director of the rural research program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Rural hospitals face increased risk, exacerbating rural Americans’ health care crisis