Arizona Week Friday looks at the loss of rural hospitals across the country. Watch the full story here On the program: The closest hospital is now the Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, a 30-minute drive from Douglas. CEO Jim Dickson said the hospital immediately felt an increase in patient load when the Douglas hospital…

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Why The United States Is Losing Rural Hospitals By  Kate Sheehy | September 01, 2015 DOUGLAS, Ariz. — Rural communities across the country are losing their hospitals at an increasing rate — 57 rural hospitals have closed over the last 5 years. The town of Douglas, on the Arizona-Mexico border, recently lost its hospital and the ripple…

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