Rural Hospital Closures and the Fifth District
Discusses reasons for rural hospital closures as well as the resulting consequences on communities, including decreased healthcare access, loss of jobs, and more. Emphasizes hospital closures in the Fifth Federal Reserve District and provides recommendations to policymakers and government leaders.
Emily Wavering Corcoran, Sonya Ravindranath Waddell
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Critical Access Hospitals · Employment and unemployment · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · The South · Maryland · North Carolina · South Carolina · Virginia · West Virginia