Jane Bolin, Bree Watzak, and Nancy Dickey

Jane Bolin is a professor of health policy and management; deputy director of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center; and associate dean of research in the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University.

Bree Watzak is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at Texas A&M University.

Nancy Dickey is a professor and executive director of the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Initiative.

The Disappearing Hospitals of Rural America

The challenges facing rural America make it difficult for hospitals to survive. Their closure often signals the beginning of progressive decline of small rural towns and counties.