Mon, 7 December 2020
When a small town hospital shuts its doors, a lot of things change, from the healthcare options of local residents to the economy and real estate values in the town. Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News on the many changes wrought in Ft Scott, KS, by the closing of Mercy Hospital. Not all of them were for the worse. But, It’s a troubling trend across much of rural America and the Covid19 pandemic has made everything about it more dangerous.