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First Rural Hospital to Close Since Arkansas Expanded Medicaid

May 7, 2019

Dr. Thompson speaking about hospital closures


John Lyon
Strategic Communications Manager

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ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson discusses the closing of De Queen Medical Center, the first rural hospital in Arkansas to shut its doors because of financial troubles since the state expanded Medicaid, in this report by KARK.

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See our updated map of hospital closings in the region.

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