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As 2020 Begins, Another Rural Hospital Closes

Jan 24, 2020
Sebastian Martinez Valdivia, Side Effects Public Media

Update: This story was updated on March 23 to reflect that 10 hospitals have closed since 2014. 

It's a cold and windy January morning in Boonville, Mo., and Thomas Talent has driven close to an hour to Pinnacle Regional Hospital for an appointment. The only problem: the hospital closed suddenly the day before.