Noted listed below are the 14 rural medical facilities that have closed this year, as tracked by the Sheps Center. For the purposes of its analysis, the Sheps Center specified a hospital closure as the cessation in the arrangement of inpatient services.
More than 30 states have actually seen at least one rural health center shut down because 2010, and the closures are greatly clustered in the South, according to information from the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research..
Almost one in five Americans live in rural locations and depend upon their regional health center for care. Over the previous ten years, 131 of those medical facilities have closed..
As of Aug. 21, all the centers listed below had stopped providing inpatient care. However, some of them still used other services, consisting of outpatient care, emergency situation care, urgent care or medical care.
” We follow the convention of the Office of Inspector General that a closed medical facility is a facility that stopped supplying basic, short-term, severe inpatient care,” reads a statement on the Sheps Centers website. “We did rule out a hospital closed if it: merged with, or was offered to, another health center but the physical plant continued to offer inpatient acute care, transformed to crucial access status, or both closed and resumed throughout the exact same fiscal year and at the same physical location.”.
1. Bluefield (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center * Provides immediate or emergency situation care.
2. Central Hospital of Bowie (Texas).
3. Cumberland River Hospital (Celina, Tenn.).
4. Decatur County General Hospital (Parsons, Tenn.).
5. Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital (Crisfield, Md.) * Provides urgent or emergency care.
6. Mayo Clinic Health System-Springfield (Minn.) * Provides outpatient/primary care.
7. Mountain View Regional Hospital (Norton, Va.) * Operates as a nursing or rehab facility.
8. Peak Regional Hospital (Boonville, Mo.).
9. Shands Live Oak (Fla.) Regional Medical Center * Provides immediate or emergency care.
10. Shands Starke (Fla.) Regional Medical Center * Provides urgent or emergency care.
11. St. Lukes Cushing Hospital (Leavenworth, Kan.) * Provides immediate or emergency situation care.
12. Sumner Community Hospital (Wellington, Kan.).
13. UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury (Pa.) * Provides outpatient/primary care.
14. Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital.
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