Attracting other businesses got that much harder. Health care experts point to a variety of reasons for the rapid decline of rural hospitals since So earlier this year, the hospital decided to shut down its ER, steering patients to a nearby community clinic that it operates.
Purvis, meanwhile, had pulled together a stakeholders group that included the Cook County commissioners, officials from the city of Adel, the Adel Industrial Development Authority and the Cook County Economic Development Authority to talk through their options.
El Pais reported that heavy rainfall over the weekend meant that inflow at 2, cubic metres per second cumecs exceeded the outflow, causing that the water level to rise once again. Some health care experts say the rural future lies in standalone emergency rooms, perhaps with a few beds on standby for follow-up care.
Candler County, population 11, has dug deep to keep its second-largest employer afloat. The consequence is that the water level was rising at a rate of about 20 cm per hour, although there is still about 30 m of freeboard, meaning that a collapse from overtopping is unlikely.
Or they could close the hospital all together. Agriculture was once the primary employer, yet the Wheeler Correctional Facility, a privately run prison, is now the biggest source of jobs.
The reasons are complex, woven into the fabric of a changing economy and an evolving health care system. The costs of keeping the emergency room open, combined with general upkeep for the deteriorating building, were unsustainable. Then there were more management problems and some failed last-ditch attempts to keep the hospital open, according to Mayor Joiner.
Still, the future of the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion is up in the air, with Republicans pushing another repeal bill in the U. As reader Elizabeth noted in a comment yesterday: The South also has the largest cluster of states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: It seems likely that the infrastructure has been very seriously damaged, so the medium term implications for the site may be significant.
With that uncertainty in mind, political leaders in Georgia are in a wait-and-see mode. At the moment the Hidroituango crisis appears to be mostly under control, but the situation remains critical. The total number of full-fledged hospital beds should also be reduced, some experts say.
We have enough money to make payroll today. Doctor shortages are widespread in rural areas, as communities have a hard time recruiting without substantial financial incentives. El Pais also reports that the works on the crest of the dam have meant that the top has now reached m absolute elevation presumablyjust 3 m short of the point at which the spillway can be brought into operation.
But these rural hospital closures are hitting the southern United States the hardest. Dustin Chambers Still, there are nearly other rural hospitals in danger of closing across the country and thus hundreds of rural communities that need to find a solution.
Joiner, doubts that the town will ever recover. Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of And cuts are coming to the Disproportionate Share Hospital program, which provides extra funding for hospitals that serve higher levels of low-income and uninsured patients.
Without a population that large, hospitals need substantial county assistance, a high level of diversification in health services or the backing of a regional hospital system.
Due to sequestration, Medicare payments have been reduced.
The hospital project would go forward. But he has no answer for the long-term debt, and if the hospital were to close, Candler County would still be on the hook for the money. Shuttered storefronts in Glenwood. Most of the major trauma cases were already traveling the plus minutes to Tift Regional or a hospital in Valdosta, he said.
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As many as more are at risk of closing within the next 10 years, according to Alan Morgan, the CEO of the National Rural Health Association, a nonprofit professional organization that lobbies on rural health issues. In Cook County, about miles southwest of Glenwood with a population of just 17, another version of this story is playing out.
Then the only grocery store in all of Wheeler County closed in the middle of August this year. The commissioners had been upfront about their unease with an expensive new building plan, which they feared could require raising taxes and create political blowback.We are still living with the broader economic cost of the crisis, which can be seen in high unemployment, the moderate pace of recovery, fiscal deficits still swollen by the crisis, the remaining constraints on access to credit, and the remaining challenges in the housing market.
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This article was produced through a partnership between Georgia Health News and HuffPost. It was written by HuffPost reporter Lauren Weber and GHN editor and CEO Andy Miller. which usually attracts only about 10 residents. The community was not going to let the hospital go without a fight.
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