Sarah Tribble, Kaiser Health News

Sarah Tribble, Kaiser Health News

Sarah Jane Tribble, Senior Correspondent for Kaiser Health News, covers the state of health care in rural America. Previously, she produced award-winning coverage on prescription drug prices and the rare-disease drug industry.

Buy and Bust: When private equity comes for rural hospitals

By: - September 2, 2022

MEXICO, Mo. — When the new corporate owners of two rural hospitals suddenly announced they would stop admitting patients one Friday in March, Kayla Schudel, a nurse, stood resolute in the nearly empty lobby of Audrain Community Hospital: “You’ll be seen; the ER is open.” The hospital — with 40 beds and five clinics — typically saw […]