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Sheps researcher Arrianna Planey offers insights on rural hospital closures

North Carolina Health News featured the work of the Sheps Center Rural Health Program

Check out the published article on North Carolina Health News website.

Excerpt of the article below:

What meaning should be made out of these shared characteristics?

“I would not call [these findings] a coincidence,” said Arrianna Planey, a co-author of the Sheps Center study and assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.

The patterns the authors found fit well within existing research about what access to health care looks like for low-income people and people of color in other areas across the country, she said.”