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More rural hospitals are closing despite a growing need for them

Rural residents tend to be older, sicker and poorer than city dwellers, according to Diane Calmus government affairs and policy manager at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). However, since 2010, the number of rural hospitals has markedly decreased, and in more recent years, continues to see a steady decline in services.

State legislators visit rural Utah

Utah lawmakers took a two-day bus trip to visit four counties—Carbon, Emery, Sanpete and Grant—to get a firsthand look at the challenges many rural communities face.