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UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

UNC Study Finds Rural Medicare Recipients Less Likely to Receive Follow-up Care

Many older patients discharged from rural hospitals end up back in a hospital bed too soon. By Taylor Sisk A team of UNC-Chapel Hill..

August 27, 2015 with 1 Comment
To Survive, Rural Hospitals Join Forces

To Survive, Rural Hospitals Join Forces

By Michael Ollove Stateline Ask Sam Lindsey about the importance of Northern Cochise Community Hospital and he’ll give you a wry grin...

August 21, 2015
‘Those Days’ Are Over, So What Lies Ahead for a Rural Hospital?

‘Those Days’ Are Over, So What Lies Ahead for a Rural Hospital?

While fondly recalling the past, Yadkin County residents ponder the future of their community hospital. By Taylor Sisk To anyone who’s..

August 17, 2015
Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

Belhaven Mayor Looks for Answers to His Town’s Hospital Problem

A rural mayor wades into the ongoing argument over the state’s certificate of need program. By Rose Hoban In a press conference at..

August 13, 2015
Senate Medicaid Compromise Bill Gets Cool Reception in House

Senate Medicaid Compromise Bill Gets Cool Reception in House

The latest round of the debate between the House and the Senate over Medicaid. By Rose Hoban For days, rumors had been circulating among..

August 7, 2015
Most N.C. Hospitals Face Medicare Fines

Most N.C. Hospitals Face Medicare Fines

In the fourth year of being evaluated for patients who boomerang back into the hospital after being discharged, North Carolina hospitals..

August 5, 2015
Re-envisioning the Rural Hospital

Re-envisioning the Rural Hospital

Anson County is much obliged for Carolinas HealthCare System’s resources. By Taylor Sisk The old model no longer worked. Since 1954, the..

July 31, 2015
Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Commentary: Why Rural Hospitals Are Closing

Revenue for small hospitals is based on how many patients they admit. A new proposal would help rural hospitals get paid for performing..

July 24, 2015
Former Yadkin Hospital Operators Ordered to Relinquish Keys

Former Yadkin Hospital Operators Ordered to Relinquish Keys

The fate of Yadkin Valley Community Hospital remains in the air as the county regains possession of the property. By Taylor Sisk A federal..

July 17, 2015
From Clinic to Campground

From Clinic to Campground

Two camps bring kids with chronic illness from the clinic to the woods and water. By Rachel Herzog When you walk down the dirt road through..

June 23, 2015
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