Posted on Aug 17, 2018

Premier Specialty Network, LLC

What Happens When a Town’s Only Hospital Shuts Down?

A combination of health care economics, political forces and demographic trends have triggered a quiet epidemic of hospital shut downs throughout the country.

The problem stretches from rural areas to hard-hit urban communities.

That not only means longer emergency response times for gunshot or car-crash victims, the chronically ill elderly or critically injured children, but little or no access to health care for residents who can’t afford insurance and often rely on so-called “safety net” community- or government-run hospitals for primary care.

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