|Rural Hospital Closure Tracking
This tool includes a map of rural hospital closures from 2005-present, a sortable list of closed rural hospitals, a list of closed but re-opened rural hospitals, and a printable list of closed rural hospitals.
|The Freestanding Emergency Department Financial Assessment Strategic Tool (FED FAST) The FED FAST is an Excel-based tool developed to assess the financial feasibility of converting a rural hospital into a freestanding emergency department. We have also published a Findings Brief, Estimated Costs of Rural Freestanding Emergency Departments, that explains the concept of an RFED and estimates the costs of operating an RFED under three different volume scenarios.|
|Rural Delta Region Mapping Tool
This is an interactive tool that shows 13 health measures for people in Delta Region counties/parishes. We show rates of cancer and cardiovascular diseases across the region, which have previously been shown to be 10-20% higher than peer counties and the rest of the U.S., respectively. You can use this tool to compare rates by county, by rural-urban status, to peer counties, to the national average, to national quartiles, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regions, and by states.