The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town
ISBN: 1250237351
EAN13: 9781250237354
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 9, 2021
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.062992" H x 9.488189" L x 6.535433" W
Weight: 1.089084 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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An intimate, heart wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of America's health care crises.

With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America's deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. --Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick

By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before. Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America's health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed.

Bryan, Ohio's hospital, is losing money, making it vulnerable to big health systems seeking domination and Phil Ennen, CEO, has been fighting to preserve its independence. Meanwhile, Bryan, a town of 8,500 people in Ohio's northwest corner, is still trying to recover from the Great Recession. As local leaders struggle to address the town's problems, and the hospital fights for its life amid a rapidly consolidating medical and hospital industry, a 39-year-old diabetic literally fights for his limbs, and a 55-year-old contractor lies dying in the emergency Read More chevron_right

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