AHA Celebrates National Rural Health Day

Rural hospitals serve as the backbone of their communities, providing local access to care for nearly 60 million Americans. In addition, rural hospitals serve as pillars of their local economies, creating essential jobs that support families and community vitality. Amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency, rural hospitals have been faced with myriad challenges unique to their circumstances. From recruitment and retention issues to lack of broadband, vaccine hesitancy and lack of specialty care, rural hospitals are working tirelessly to improve health outcomes for those in their communities.


 

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