The Other Texas Drought: Van Zandt County
Part 3 of 3 of the investigative podcast series, "Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought."
The hospital in Van Zandt County was one of the 24 rural hospitals to close since 2005 in Texas. Now, a team is working to reopen it—a task that experts in the field agree, is incredibly difficult. On this episode, we follow the teams efforts to bring health care back to this East Texas community.
This story is part of a collaboration with The Texas Newsroom through FRONTLINE’s Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting."
The APM Research Lab is collaborating with The Texas Newsroom as a part of their coverage of rural health care issues. For a deeper dive into the data visit https://www.apmresearchlab.org/rural-hospital-closures