Posted 2/16/23

Over a dozen rural Alabama hospitals are at immediate risk of closing. That’s according to a new report commissioned by the Alabama Hospital Association.

Larger, urban hospitals might feel the crunch of patients if these rural hospital close up shop.

The Alabama Hospital Association explains the situation is pretty dire, and patients as well as entire communities can suffer.

Rising labor costs, supplies, and patients staying longer because of illness makes it harder for hospitals to meet their bottom line.

The association went on to explain state hospitals have lost $1.5 billion dollars since the start of the pandemic.