Every rural hospital closure in the COVID-19 era, by state

Rural hospitals and health centers face a myriad of challenges. The University of North Carolina's Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research in Chapel Hill compiled a list of rural hospital closures since 2005, including the 25 rural hospital closures since January 2020.

The hospitals, by state, followed by month and year of closure:


Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center (Lake City); closed August 2020

Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center (Live Oak); closed April 2020

Shands Starke Regional Medical Center (Starke); closed Aril 2020


Northridge Medical Center (Commerce); closed October 2020

Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (Cuthbert); closed October 2020


Galesburg Cottage Hospital; closed January 2022


Blessing Health Keokuk; closed September 2022


Community HealthCare System - St. Marys; closed June 2021

St. Luke's Cushing Hospital (Leavenworth); closed July 2020

Sumner Community Hospital (Wellington); closed March 2020


Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital (Crisfield); closed March 2020


Mayo Clinic Health System - Springfield; closed March 2020


Pinnacle Regional Hospital (Boonville); closed January 2020

Callaway Community Hospital (Fulton); closed March 2022

Audrain Community Hospital (Mexico); closed March 2022


MercyOne Oakland Medical Center; closed July 2021


UPMC Susquehanna Sunbury (Sunbury); closed January 2020


Jellico Medical Center; closed November 2020

Perry Community Hospital (Linden); closed August 2020

Cumberland River Hospital (Celina); closed November 2020

Decatur County General Hospital (Parsons); closed April 2020


Central Hospital of Bowie; closed February 2020


Mountain View Regional Hospital (Norton); closed January 2020

West Virginia

Bluefield Regional Medical Center; closed July 2020

Williamson Memorial Hospital; closed April 2020

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