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Rural Kansas Hospitals Continue to Close and Keeping Them Open Only Gets Harder

Patients enter the Patterson Health Center, a new facility in Harper County in south-central Kansas. (Photo: Chris Neal, Kansas News Service)

​Rural hospitals are closing their doors at alarming rates across the country including four in Kansas since 2015. As Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service reports, many more are hanging on by a thread. 

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