News stories from the past 60 days.
'Out Here, It's Just Me': In the Medical Desert of Rural America, One Doctor for 11,000 Square Miles
Sep 28, 2019 - Explores the vast medical desert in west Texas as one man is the only doctor to care for three remote counties. Contains examples of the many patients he sees in a given day and identifies what it takes to recruit and retain physicians in rural areas. (May require a subscription).
Source: The Washington Post
Sep 28, 2019 - Features a rural Texan in need of complex life-saving surgery, but many local hospitals with the capability to help him, refuse his transfer as he does not have insurance. Discusses the limits of patient protections when it comes to emergency care and the expense of employer-offered insurance. (May require subscription to view).
Source: Victoria Advocate
Sep 25, 2019 - Highlights a program that is mailing food to families in rural Texas during the summer. Led by the director of research and administration of Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative, the program plans to continue research on the affect of hunger on academic performance in children.
Source: Texas Standard
Sep 16, 2019 - Discusses a program organized by Texas A&M College of Nursing that will connect Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) and rural providers on a telehealth platform. The program aims to provide necessary care to sexual assault victims in rural areas and training on evidence collection for healthcare personnel.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Sep 12, 2019 - The Federal Communications Commission has released over $112.2 million to fund the expansion of broadband to rural areas in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin as part of the Connect America Fund Phase II auction.
Source: Federal Communications Commission
Aug 24, 2019 - Haskell Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 80th year of operations, contributing the success to a supportive community and a history of strong leadership at the hospital. Highlights the history of the facility and key accomplishments throughout the years.
Source: Abilene Reporter News
Aug 22, 2019 - Summarizes interviews with neurologists in Utah, Texas, and West Virginia regarding how they provide access to their services in rural communities. Addresses the challenges and benefits of telehealth and initiatives to recruit more neurologists to rural communities.
Source: Neurology Today
Last Updated: 9/30/2019