Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, is the founding chair of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, a social mission-driven research and policy academic department aiming to improve health outcomes in central and southern Illinois.
Rural hospitals have struggled with financial troubles for years. Over the past decade, more than 130 have closed, forcing residents to drive farther or delay needed care. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has many of them wondering whether rural health care systems will survive. One out of every five Americans lives in rural America, a region […]