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Help Wanted: Colorado Rural Health Care Professional

Fairplay, Colorado Town Administrator Tina Darrah talks about the challenges of recruiting rural health care professionals and the greater impact a lack of healthcare access has on the community. Despite recently building a modern health care clinic, Fairplay has been struggling to...

Can Rural Hospitals in Colorado Stand Alone?

Recently, at the annual Forum sponsored by the Colorado Rural Health Center, we were fortunate to hear from Michael King, attorney and Chair of Transactional Health Care Group at the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. King had a thought-provoking and startling assertion on...

What’s Different about Rural Health Care in Colorado?

The obstacles faced by health care providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. Rural Americans face a unique combination of factors that create disparities in health care not found in urban areas. Economic factors, cultural and social...

Providing Care in a Rural Mountain Town

By most accounts Jason Wallace of Pagosa Springs, Colorado is leading the quintessential Colorado life. Snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking are regular activities for him, his wife and their two young daughters. Their mountain town has a local farmers market, a 4th of July...