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Finding fresh ways to report on the rural hospital crisis

The United States is facing a rural hospital closure crisis. If you are a health reporter in a rural state, chances are you’ve covered some aspect of this story. In fact, one challenge with covering this crisis is how to write about it with fresh and engaging angles with impact.

Here are some lessons that Bram Sable-Smith learned while reporting a series of stories last year on the rural hospital in Pemiscot County, Mo., the state’s poorest county.

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