Rural hospitals across the nation are facing a crisis due to ever-changing economic, policy, and population factors. To better understand how the present economic climate and policies are impacting rural hospitals in Mississippi, this report provides a comprehensive assessment of the: health and economic characteristics of hospitals and the communities they serve, factors that impact hospital viability, economic impacts of the “most at-risk” hospitals in Mississippi, and potential innovations and policy considerations to address the challenges facing rural Mississippi hospitals.
McDoom, M. Maya; Chang, Cyril; and Gnuschke, John, "The Economic Impact of Potential Closures of Rural Hospitals in Mississippi" (2018). Delta Directions: Publications. 31.