A State-by-State Breakdown of 77 Rural Hospital Closures

Of the 25 states that have seen at least one rural hospital closed since 2010, those with the most closures are in the south, according to a study by the Rural Health Research Program in North Carolina.

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Ten hospitals in Texas have closed since 2010, the largest number of states. Tennessee has seen the second closure, with eight hospitals closing since 2010. In third place, Georgia with six closures, followed by Alabama, which has seen five hospitals close in the last six years.

Here is the list of 77 rural hospitals closed since 2010, as monitored by the NCRHRP. For the purposes of its analysis, the NCRHRP defined the closure of a hospital as the termination of the provision of inpatient services. Although all of the facilities listed below provide more inpatient care, many still offer other services, including outpatient care, imaging care, acute care, and acute care. emergency, urgent care, primary care or specialized nursing and rehabilitation services

Chilton Medical Center (Clanton)
Elbe General Hospital (Ala.)
Memorial Hospital of Florala (Ala.)
Medical Center of Randolph (Roanoke) [19459008MedicalHospitalWest-WestofAlabama(Thomasville)

Cochise Regional Hospital (Douglas)
Florence, Arizona Community Health Care
Hualapai Mountain Medical Center (Kingman)

Colusa Regional Medical Center (California)
Corcoran District Hospital (California)
Kingsburg Medical Center (California)


Calhoun Memorial Hospital (Arlington)
Charlton Memorial Hospital (Folkston)
Hart County Hospital (Hartwell)
Lower Oconee Community Hospital (Glenwood)
North Georgia Medical Hospital (Ellijay)
Stewart-Webster Hospital (Richland)

St. Mary’s Hospital (Streator)

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Central Kansas Medical Center (Great Bend)
Independence of Mercy Hospital (Kan.)

New Horizons Medical Center (Owenton)
Nicholas County Hospital (Carlisle)
Parkway Regional Hospital (Fulton)
Westlake Regional Hospital (Colombia)

Adventist Medical Center Parkview (Brunswick)
Southern Maine Health Care – Sanford Medical Center
St. Andrews Hospital (Boothbay Harbor)

North Adams Regional Hospital (Massachusetts)

Cheboygan Memorial Hospital (Mich.)

Albany (Minn.) Regional Hospital
Lakeside Medical Center (Pine City)

Kilmichael (Miss.) Hospital
Merit Health Natchez (Miss.) – Community Campus
Medical Center Patient’s Choice of Humphreys County (Belzoni )
Pioneer Community Newton Hospital (Miss.)

Parkland Health Center – Weber Road (Farmington)
Sac-Osage Hospital (Osceola)
Southeast HEALTH Center of Reynolds County ( Ellington)

Tilden Community Hospital (Neb.)

Nye Regional Medical Center (Tonopah)

North Carolina
Blowing Rock Hospital (NC)
Franklin Regional Center (Louisburg)
Vidant Pungo Hospital (Belhaven)
Yadkin Valley Community Hospital ( Yadkinville)

Nelsonville Doctors Hospital (Ohio)
Choice-Fremont Doctors Hospital (Ohio)

Epic Medical Center (Eufaula)
Memorial Hospital and Physician Group (Frederick)
Muskogee Community Hospital (Okla.)
Sayre Memorial Hospital ( Okla.)

Middle Valley Hospital (Peckville)
St. Catherine Fountain Medical Center (Ashland)

South Carolina
Bamberg (SC) Memorial Hospital
Marlboro Park Hospital (Bennettsville)
South Palmetto Hospital (Barnwell)
Williamsburg Regional Hospital (Kingstree)


South Dakota
Saint Infant Hospital (Hoven)

Gibson General Hospital (Trenton)
Haywood Park Community Hospital (Brownsville)
Humboldt General Hospital (Tennessee)
McNairy Regional Hospital (Selmer )
Parkridge West Hospital (Jasper)
Scott Pioneer Community Hospital (Oneida)
Starr-Etowah Regional Medical Center (Tennessee)
Unified Regional Medical Center (Manchester)

Bowie Memorial (Texas)
Medical Center of East Texas-Clarksville
Medical Center of East Texas-Gilmer
Medical Center of East Texas-Mount Vernon
Well Shepherd Medical Center (Linden)
Hunt Regional Hospital (Texas)
Whitney Lake Medical Center (Whitney)
Renaissance Hospital Terrell (Texas)
Shelby Regional Medical Center (Center)
Wise Regional Health System-Bridgeport (Texas)

Lee Regional Medical Center (Pennington Gap)

Franciscan Medical Center Skemp (Arcadia)

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