New Federal ‘Rural Emergency Hospital’ Designation

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Forty six million Americans rely on rural hospitals for their healthcare. Since 2005, however, more than 180 rural hospitals have closed in the United States. According to a study by the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, another 200 rural hospitals could close within the next 3 years. Rural hospital closures have significant economic…

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Rural Surgery Training Program

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UW Department of Surgery and UW Program for Global and Rural Surgery (UW PROGRESS) are thrilled to announce a new rural surgery training program in partnership with Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana: the Billings-UW Rural Surgery Track. Rural America encompasses 72% of the nation’s land mass and is home to 46 million people (15% of…

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Toward New Paradigms in Global Burn Care

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Dr. Barclay Stewart, Assistant Professor, Division of Trauma, Burn & Critical Care Surgery, at Harborview Medical Center and core faculty within Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center’s (HIPRC) Global Injury Section, is working to reduce preventable death and disability after burn injury. The vast majority of burn injuries happen in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)…

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