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Why most Oklahoma rural hospitals haven’t accepted Congress' offer to save them

By Oklahoma Watch  
   July 21, 2023

Thirty-three hospitals in Oklahoma have shuttered because of financial strain since 2007. A dozen were in rural communities such as Frederick, Pauls Valley and Clinton, according to state Department of Health data. Since 2021, two Oklahoma facilities have chosen the federal safety net known as a Rural Emergency Hospital license in hopes of staying open. 

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