Report: 33 percent of rural hospitals could close for lack of funds
from By Scott E. Rupp
The rural healthcare landscape continues to occupy many minds as concerns over care of the folks who occupy these spaces is becoming increasingly difficult. According to a new report from iVantage Health Analytics, 673 rural hospitals across 42 states are vulnerable to closure. This is on top of the more than 60 rural hospitals that have closed since 2010. The iVantage report compiles hospital strength index that is based on data about financial stability, patients and quality indicators.
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