KEYC-TV: A new law aims to improve rural healthcare across the country

EXCERPT: “For the next five years, the Minnesota State Office of Rural Health will receive federal funds to continue an initiative that expands suburban health care access to rural providers across the state. This could include telehealth, information sharing, technology assistance, staff training, and more. ‘We do utilize the state office of rural health and we’ve obtained grants in the past,’ said David Walz, CEO of Madelia Health. For Madelia Health, with a total of 25 hospital beds, keeping patients and providers local with convenient healthcare access is a priority. ‘We’re trying to be proactive in the care that we provide, and providing that care closer to home is the ultimate goal, and to provide easy access,’ explained Walz.” FULL STORY: