3 states with the most rural hospital closures

Of the 27 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.

For its analysis, the NCRHRP defined a hospital closure as the cessation in the provision of inpatient services. As of June 17, all of the facilities listed below no longer provided inpatient care. However, some of them still offered other services, including outpatient care, imaging, urgent care or rehabilitation services.

Since 2010, 107 rural hospitals have closed. Here are the three states with the most rural hospital closures since 2010, according to the analysis:

1. Texas — 17 hospitals

Care Regional Medical Center (Aransas Pass)

East Texas Medical Center-Clarksville

East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer

East Texas Medical Center-Mount Vernon

East Texas Medical Center-Trinity

Good Shepherd Medical Center (Linden)

Gulf Coast Medical Center (Wharton)

Hunt Regional Community Hospital of Commerce

Lake Whitney Medical Center (Whitney)

Little River Healthcare Cameron Hospital

Little River Healthcare Rockdale Hospital

Nix Community General Hospital (Dilley)

Renaissance Hospital Terrell

Shelby Regional Medical Center (Center)

Stamford Memorial Hospital

Timberlands Hospital (Crockett)

Wise Regional Health System-Bridgeport

2. Tennessee — 12 hospitals

Copper Basin Medical Center (Copperhill)

Cumberland River Hospital (Celina)

Gibson General Hospital (Trenton)

Haywood Park Community Hospital (Brownsville)

Humboldt General Hospital

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Takoma Regional Hospital (Greenville)

Parkridge West Hospital (Jasper)

McKenzie Regional Hospital

McNairy Regional Hospital (Selmer)

Starr Regional Medical Center-Etowah

United Regional Medical Center (Manchester)

3. Georgia — 7 hospitals

Calhoun Memorial Hospital (Arlington)

Charlton Memorial Hospital (Folkston)

Chestatee Regional Hospital (Dahlonega)

Hart County Hospital (Hartwell)

Lower Oconee Community Hospital (Glenwood)

North Georgia Medical Center (Ellijay)

Stewart-Webster Hospital (Richland)

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