Fourteen rural hospitals have closed in Texas since 2010, more than any other state, according to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program.
After Texas comes Tennessee with eight closures, then Georgia (six), Alabama (five), Mississippi (five), and North Carolina (five). Becker’s Hospital Review recently rounded up the state-by-state results from the NCRHRP’s running list of closures across the country.
Here in Texas, NCRHRP tallies Care Regional Medical Center in Aransas Pass, East Texas Medical Center – Trinity, and Timberlands Hospital in Crockett as hospitals that shuttered in 2017.
The program’s raw data is available here. In all, it has tracked 85 rural hospital closures since January 2010. Below are the 14 in Texas:
Care Regional Medical Center (Aransas Pass)
East Texas Medical Center-Clarksville
East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer
East Texas Medical Center-Mount Vernon
East Texas Medical Center-Trinity
Good Shepherd Medical Center (Linden)
Gulf Coast Medical Center (Wharton)
Hunt Regional Community Hospital of Commerce
Lake Whitney Medical Center (Whitney)
Nix Community General Hospital (Dilley)
Renaissance Hospital Terrell
Shelby Regional Medical Center (Center)
Timberlands Hospital (Crockett)
Wise Regional Health System-Bridgeport