State-by-state breakdown of 76 hospital closures

About 60 million people — nearly 1 in 5 Americans — live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals for care. Nearly 80 of those hospitals have ended all services since 2011, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

The number of rural hospital closures steadily increased over a four-year period, with a record-breaking 20 hospitals shutting down in 2020. Though rural hospitals continued to face many challenges, including low patient volume, heavy reliance on government payers and financial pressure tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal aid helped partially offset those challenges in 2021. Only two rural hospitals ceased inpatient care last year, according to the Sheps Center. 

Many of the hospitals that shut down since 2011 still provide some healthcare services, such as urgent care, primary care or long-term care. Listed below are the 76 rural hospitals that have completely closed since Jan. 1, 2011, as tracked by the Sheps Center. 


SouthWest Alabama Medical Center (Thomasville)

Randolph Medical Center (Roanoke)

Chilton Medical Center (Clanton)

Georgiana Medical Center


Florence Community Healthcare

Cochise Regional Hospital (Douglas)


De Queen Medical Center 


Adventist Health Feather River (Paradise)

Coalinga Regional Medical Center


Campbellton-Graceville Hospital

Regional General Hospital (Williston)

Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center (Lake City) 


Hart County Hospital (Harwell)

Charlton Memorial Hospital (Folkston)

Stewart-Webster Hospital (Richland)

Lower Oconee Community Hospital (Glenwood)

Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (Cuthbert)


Galesburg Cottage Hospital 


Horton Community Hospital

Oswego Community Hospital

Sumner Community Hospital (Wellington)


Nicholas County Hospital (Carlisle)

Parkway Regional Hospital (Fulton)


Doctor's Hospital at Deer Creek (Leesville) 


Albany Area Hospital


Patient's Choice Medical of Humphreys County (Belzoni)

Pioneer Community Hospital of Newton

Merit Health Natchez-Community Campus


Sac-Osage Hospital (Osceola)

Parkland Health Center-Weber Road (Farmington)

Southeast Health Center of Reynolds County (Ellington)

Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center (Kennett)

I-70 Community Hospital (Sweet Springs)

Pinnacle Regional Hospital (Boonville) 

Callaway Community Hospital (Fulton)

Audrain Community Hospital (Mexico) 


Nye Regional Medical Center (Tonopah) 

North Carolina

Vidant Pungo Hospital (Belhaven)

Yadkin Valley Community Hospital (Yadkinville)

Sandhills Regional Medical Center (Hamlet)

Davie Medical Center-Mocksville 


Latimer County General Hospital (Wilburton)

Sayre Community Hospital


Saint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs (Ashland)

Ellwood City Medical Center

South Carolina

Bamberg County Memorial Hospital

Marlboro Park Hospital (Bennettsville)

Southern Palmetto Hospital (Barnwell)

Fairfield Memorial Hospital (Winnsboro) 


Haywood Park Community Hospital (Brownsville)

United Regional Medical Center (Manchester)

Tennova Healthcare-McNairy Regional (Selmer)

Copper Basin Medical Center (Copperhill)

McKenzie Regional Hospital

Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Jellico Medical Center

Perry Community Hospital (Linden)

Cumberland River Hospital (Celina)

Decatur County General Hospital (Parsons)


Shelby Regional Medical Center

Renaissance Hospital Terrell

East Texas Medical Center-Clarksville

East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer

East Texas Medical Center-Trinity

Good Shepherd Medical Center (Linden)

Lake Whitney Medical Center (Whitney)

Hunt Regional Community Hospital of Commerce

Gulf Coast Medical Center (Wharton)

Nix Community General Hospital (Dilley)

Weimar Medical Center

Care Regional Medical Center (Aransas Pass)

Little River Healthcare Rockdale Hospital

Little River Healthcare Cameron Hospital

Central Hospital of Bowie


Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County (Stuart)

West Virginia

Williamson Memorial Hospital

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