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News stories from the past 60 days.

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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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States
Sep 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $398.5 million through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to improve rural electric service in 13 states. This includes investments in smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Missouri Hospital Association Anticipates Primary Care Physician Shortage In Rural Missouri
Sep 6, 2018 - Radio interview with Mary Beck, the author of a recent report from the Missouri Hospital Association. The report explores projected primary care shortages in rural Missouri. Discussion includes ages of existing primary care providers, primary care facilities closing, efforts within the state to address this issue, and more.
Source: KRCU
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USDA to Implement Regulatory Reforms to Increase Access to Capital in Rural Areas
Sep 5, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting listening sessions to solicit feedback on a plan to increase access to capital in rural areas by streamlining regulations for four Rural Development loan guarantee programs. These programs are the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan Program, the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program, and the Rural Energy for America Program. These listening sessions can be attended virtually, and will take place in Colorado, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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RBS: Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program Federal Register
Aug 29, 2018 - USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is seeking applications for the FY2018 Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. The purpose of the program is to address the unmet healthcare needs in the Delta Region through financial assistance, economic development, and cooperation between health professionals and institutions in the region. Applications are due by November 26, 2018.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 10/12/2018