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Take a ride with the latest Rural Roads

RRSummer16 coverThe latest issue of Rural Roads is now online, featuring: a rural doctor’s take on what a hospital closure really means for a community; teaching mental health crisis skills to rural law enforcement; physicians writing about why they choose rural practice; and more. Share feedback on this magazine and opinions on rural health issues, plus your career-related accomplishments with the editor today.

Nearly 700 rural hospitals at risk of closing

SaveRural iconMore than 70 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, according to the University of North Carolina Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. An NRHA-sponsored study shows 673 more rural hospitals are “vulnerable or at risk for closure.” With your help, NRHA’s bipartisan bill will create a unique payment designation to offer a path forward for struggling rural hospitals. Help protect vulnerable rural facilities by asking your representative to support the Save Rural Hospitals Act.

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