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Arizona's Rural Hospitals Facing Severe Doctor Shortage Kyma

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Healthcare

Associated Press -

 Workers have taken over the lobby of Benson Hospital. The room is getting fresh coats of paint and the carpet is getting tossed in favor of synthetic wood planks.Renovation is a scenario that’s rare to see in hospitals in rural Arizona. But Benson Hospital avoided being one of nearly 90 rural medical facilities nationwide that has shuttered in recent years, The Arizona Republic reported . Tucson Medical Center last year snatched the hospital back from the brink of closure. The hospital’s board hoped the move would help combat the current physician shortage that’s sweeping even the most remote corners of the state.

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