When A Hospital Closes (Kaiser Health News)

When A Hospital Closes (Kaiser Health News)

September 25, 2014

KHN“In a scenario playing out in rural areas across the country, the July 1 closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven NC has left local doctors wondering how they will make sure patients get timely care, given the long distances to other hospitals, and residents worrying about what to do in an emergency and where to get lab tests and physical therapy.”

“This is a big deal, it’s going to put the town out of business,” Bonner said. “We lost all the employees, the income, and now people have to figure out what they’re going to do with medical care.”

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