|Posted:||July 31, 2018 03:11 PM|
|From:||Senator Lisa Baker|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Addressing Pennsylvania's Rural Hospital Crisis|
|In recent years, we have heard a great deal about the acute financial challenges afflicting many of our rural hospitals. The communities housing these cornerstone facilities are worried that possible closures will diminish health care access and deal another severe blow to already struggling local economies.
The state Department of Health (DOH) has developed a substantial Rural Health Program to address critical problems and change the operating climate from one of desperately staving off decline to one of seeking out opportunities.
This program is intended to help by:
Rep. Tina Pickett and I are joining the DOH to address Pennsylvania’s rural hospital crisis through the introduction of measures in both chambers. I am attaching information providing greater detail about our proposal, and invite your cosponsorship of this important legislation.
Introduced as SB1237