No Mercy: The First In The NPR Series On The Closing Of Fort Scott’s Hospital

No Mercy

This is the first story in a National Public Radio series that will explore how the closure of a rural hospital, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott,  disrupts a community’s health care, economy and identity.

Across the country,  more than 100 rural hospitals like Fort Scott’s have closed since 2010, under increasing financial pressure.

Because of public response, NPR added a Facebook page for public comments, see the last link in this feature.

Click below for the story:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/14/722199393/no-mercy-how-a-kansas-town-is-grappling-with-its-hospitals-closure?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190514&fbclid=IwAR27YcELvS9IgLsG_3REgRZe8ciJ4oT3zR-tfwsRNMRD9s7tm7yFtQWxm_Ypu

 

A Facebook page has been added by NPR because of the tremendous public response:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KHNewsNoMercy/?hc_location=ufi

One thought on “No Mercy: The First In The NPR Series On The Closing Of Fort Scott’s Hospital”

  1. Our local hospital is under pressure financially, politically, etc. Our area compares with Fort Scott-high blood pressure, obesity, poverty. What will happen when all of these rural hospitals are gone?

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