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Rural Health
News by Topic: Emergency department and urgent care services

Another Rural Missouri Hospital to Close, Urgent Care Facility to Replace It
Oct 12, 2018 - Citing low patient averages as the cause, Ripley County Memorial Hospital will be the 5th in the state to close in the last 8 years. The emergency department will be converted to an urgent care clinic providing services seven days a week to serve patients in an outpatient setting.
Source: Missourinet
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Revitalizing Health in Rural Appalachia
Aug 27, 2018 - Sequatchie County, located in southeastern Tennessee, is seeing great success in efforts to improve the health of its residents after the 2010 closure of the area's only emergency department.
Source: Route Fifty
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