Advocate announced plans to build a $250 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex on a 96-acre site in Mount Pleasant, Wis., just 12 miles from an existing Aurora medical center in Kenosha.
The gulf between rural hospitals' available beds and daily hospital admissions widens every year, causing rural providers to scale down. Without help from the government or larger providers, many more rural hospital closures are expected.
The White House urged HHS to hold off on finalizing a rule outlining when providers can refuse care because of conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, saying the agency has not done enough to estimate the industry impact.
A rural hospital closure in Tennessee has a town feeling the downstream effects of its sole community healthcare provider shutting its doors.
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is providing Walmart health plan members joint replacements as part of a bundled-payment program.
"Rethinking rural healthcare" explores how to improve healthcare in rural areas, with varied accounts of hospitals at risk of closing, including providers that have successfully reinvented themselves, and others that have shuttered under financial pressure.
Urban populations had higher rates of opioid abuse in the past 12 months than rural communities, but more rural people died as a result of opioid-induced overdose.
A focus on culture has allowed hospitals to repeat several times on the annual IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
These are the names of the rural hospitals that have closed since 2010, courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina.
In the in-depth report, "Rethinking rural healthcare," reporter Alex Kacik looks at how more than 40% of hospitals in rural America have been operating in the red as they try to manage care for a declining rural population that is often older, sicker and poorer than their urban counterparts.
The CMS finalized a natural disaster policy for hospitals in the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, in the hopes of not penalizing hospitals if they exceed spending goals due to uncontrollable events.
An NYU Langone spokeswoman said the health system was "in talks about partnership and participating in some pilot opportunities" with Amazon but declined to elaborate beyond that description.