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Rural Emergency Hospitals – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Apr 17, 2024 - Reports on a Minnesota hospital converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) in an effort to stabilize their budget. It would be the first in the state to convert to an REH.
Source: Star Tribune
Mar 16, 2024 - Discusses uptake of the Rural Emergency Hospital designation that aims to prevent hospital closures. Notes that conversions have happened primarily in the South. Discusses challenges with implementation, community feedback, and policy efforts to make the designation more accessible to rural hospitals.
Source: NBC4 Washington
Mar 6, 2024 - The Florida state legislature has passed a bill allowing the Rural Emergency Hospital designation for rural hospitals. The bill is headed to the Governor's desk.
Source: WUSF, NPR

Last Updated: 4/18/2024