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Have Cancer, Must Travel: Patients Left In Lurch After Hospital Closes

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — One Monday in February, 65-year-old Karen Endicott-Coyan gripped the wheel of her black 2014 Ford Taurus with each palms as she made the hour-long drive from her farm close to Fort Scott to Chanute. With a uncommon type of a number of myeloma, she requires weekly …

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Listen: After Its Hospital Closes, A Pioneer Kansas Town Searches For What Comes Next

Could 17, 2019 KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble is interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Version” concerning the challenges confronted by rural communities when their hospitals shut. She is spending a yr following Fort Scott, Kan., because it copes and recovers from the loss. Take heed to the dialog right here: …

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