Some small, rural Kansas hospitals are using highly sophisticated medical robots in ways that are helping ease the shortage of specialists in their areas.
The VA Department appears to have no plans to continue a pilot program that it launched three years ago to give rural veterans access to private healthcare.
One-in-five hospital chief executive officers churned through the job in 2013 according to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Rapidly advancing technological developments are helping rural hospitals save patients—and themselves.
Health care economics, politics and demographics have triggered an epidemic of hospital closures around the country. And the trend is likely to continue.