Listen In, Lubbock: Rural Healthcare, The Other Texas Drought
Over the past 15 years Texas has seen more rural hospital closures than any other state in the country—24 to be exact. As the pandemic swept through the state and overloaded hospitals, it exposed the brittle relationship between the urban and rural healthcare systems. It’s a delicate balance and Lubbock plays a vital role as a medical hub in the healthcare desert of West Texas.
Jayme Lozano, rural healthcare reporter