10 states with the most rural hospitals at high financial risk

Mississippi is the state with the most rural hospitals at high financial risk, according to a new analysis from management consultancy firm Navigant.

The analysis — which examined the financial viability (operating margin, days cash on hand and debt-to-capitalization ratio) and community essentiality of more than 2,000 of the nation's rural hospitals — suggests 21 percent or 430 rural hospitals in 43 states are at high risk of closing. 

Here are the 10 states with the most rural hospitals at high financial risk, based on the analysis:

1. Mississippi — 31

2. Kansas — 29

3. Georgia — 26

4. Alabama — 21

5. Minnesota — 19

6. Michigan — 18

7. Arkansas — 18

8. Iowa — 17

9. Oklahoma — 17

10. Kentucky — 16

Read more about the analysis here

 

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