As rural hospitals struggle nationally, Georgia experiments with downsized emergency centers

  • by: RAY HENRY , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM

MONTEZUMA, Ga. — As rural hospitals struggle, Georgia is letting stand-alone emergency rooms treat people in the countryside who would otherwise have to drive far away when they break an arm, need stitches or have a baby.

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