How One Healthcare Startup Is Remodeling Patient Care in Rural America

  • Hospital closures are symptomatic of broken healthcare infrastructure in rural America.
  • Homeward, a healthcare startup, is using a hybrid model to pioneer a new way of patient care.
  • This article is part of the “Innovation at Work” series exploring the trends and the barriers to workplace transformation. 

Rural America is home to 46 million people, yet since 2010, the region has witnessed 140 hospitals close.

Of the remaining hospitals, over 30% of them risk similar outcomes due to inflation and workforce shortages. Though more patients have turned to telehealth in recent years, startups looking

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As hospital systems grow in CT, rural patients lose services

This is the second in a two-part series examining the consequences of the consolidation of hospital systems through mergers and acquisitions. Last Sunday: How rising health care costs weigh on CT small businesses and nonprofits.

On a Sunday evening in February, Bea Trotta’s 94-year-old mother started having trouble breathing at her home in the northwestern corner of the state. She felt exhausted.

An ambulance drove her 30 minutes to the nearest emergency room, at Sharon Hospital, where she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Her heart wasn’t pumping enough blood to keep her body functioning.

When Trotta arrived at the

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Heinrich Discusses Efforts To Keep Health Care Services Available To Rural Veterans During Listening Session In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with Las Vegas-area veterans to hear how recommendations that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided for the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, could impact the delivery of health care services at the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Las Vegas.

PHOTOS: Heinrich Discusses Efforts To Keep Health Care Services Available For Rural New Mexicans

The recommendations from the VA would also affected CBOC locations in Gallup, Española, and Raton.

Senator Heinrich, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees VA funding, has been vocal in his

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