tag | rural Pennsylvania

Locked emergency room, no answers: Ellwood City still without hospital

No one in Ellwood City seems to know if or when the hospital will reopen, and Americore hasn’t responded to media requests.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

New budget model for rural hospitals is not a panacea for fiscal woes

A new fiscal model aimed at keeping rural hospitals solvent is expanding in Pennsylvania, though this global budgeting strategy doesn’t always prevent facilities from operating at a loss.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Telemedicine bill passes Pa. Senate, faces hurdle in House

Health systems have widely adopted the practice of telemedicine, but insurers don’t always cover it.   

By Brett Sholtis

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