Dec 9, 2022 - Discusses the complications facing rural hospitals considering transitioning to the new Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) status, particularly regarding the requirement that facilities end inpatient care. Describes the potential for the designation to support rural access to emergency services, and highlights the difficult decision for a rural Idaho community. May require a subscription to view the full article.
Source: New York Times
Dec 6, 2022 - Announces $981 million in funding to support financing and technical assistance for rural business and small business growth in 47 states, Guam and the Virgin Islands. Highlights funded projects in Alabama, Iowa, and Idaho and provides a list of impacted states and the 8 programs that will administer the 242 awards.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture