Hospitals Can Rebound from Covid-19 with Prevailing Wage
West Virginia Hospitals Are Struggling
The Mountain State has one of the highest rates of sickness and death from COVID-19 in the country. The Delta variant has stressed our already strained health care system, which has seen small hospitals close and pushed larger facilities to the brink of collapse.
Covid-19 has added to the cost of running a hospital. Needs for personal protective equipment have increased, as have ... Continue Reading »
Without ‘Prevailing Wage’ WV Hospitals Closing Doors
West Virginia’s Hospitals Are Struggling
As a state with one of the oldest and most chronically ill populations in the country, West Virginia hospitals and rural health care centers are crucial parts of our communities – but care comes at a cost.
Approximately 1.1 million of West Virginia’s 1.7 million residents are covered by public insurance policies, like Medicaid, Medicare, and PEIA. However, those policies do not cover the ... Continue Reading »
Rural Mothers, Babies at Risk When Hospitals Cut Obstetric Services
Fewer good-paying jobs with benefits can contribute to rural hospital cutbacks and sometimes closures. Now more than ever West Virginians who want to start a family need good quality local healthcare options. Read more at USNews.com
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Rural Hospitals Are in Crisis!
You Can Be Part of the Solution
As of January 1, 2020, the rural hospital closure crisis has claimed 120 facilities across the nation over the past 10 years, according to a recent study released by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Unfortunately, rural hospital closures are becoming increasingly common with 19 closures in 2019 alone. There are currently 1,844 rural hospitals in the U.S., so the closure of 120 of them over 10 years means ... Continue Reading »
A West Virginia Wish List
What Would You Wish For?
We’ve all shopped online, so we are all familiar with what many web sites call a Wish List. It’s where we save the items we plan to purchase at a later date. We’d love to have that fancy barbecue grill or cutting-edge appliance but we can’t afford it right now. So, we save it to our wish list. Each ... Continue Reading »