The Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) is a non-profit, grass-roots, member-driven organization whose mission is to safeguard and improve the health of rural Missourians. MRHA accomplishes its mission by engaging in partnerships and providing leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communication, education, and research.
The Wall Street Journal’s Valerie Bauerlein contacted the National Rural Health Association to put the recent increase in rural hospital closings into perspective.
NRHA’s Maggie Elehwany told her: “We are in crisis mode. We’ve got gale-force winds coming from one direction, the tide coming in from another and it’s really hitting these small hospitals who operate at tiny margins.”
More rural hospitals have closed in the last year than in the past 15 combined.
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