Search the Archive

Rural Hospital Closings #319062

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 25, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Bastrop, Texas: James Hattori) Closing of hospitals in rural areas featured. [MAN - comments on people needing medical attention] Reasons listed for hospital closings; one in Bastrop discussed. [WOMAN - comments on deaths resulting from hospital closing.] Rural hospital study results given. [Foard Cnty. judge Charlie BELL - comments.] [Foard Cnty. Hospital Bd. spokesperson Bill MARLOW - blames closing on unfair Medicare payments.] [Dr. Walter STAPP - says Americans should have access to medical care.] [Rural Hospital Task Force Dr. Jim Bob BRAME - urges resolution to problems.] Citizens in Hamilton, Texas, reported raising enough funds to reopen their hospital. [Lou LUGAR - says she would have died from her heart attack if hospital had been closed.]

Reporter(s):
Hattori, James;
Kuralt, Charles
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.