Rural Health Care Pitt Study Casts Doubt On Policy Aimed To Sustain Rural Hospitals By Sarah Boden • Apr 2, 2018 Screenshot / Google Maps A new University of Pittsburgh study asks whether a revenue model set to be introduced in six rural Pennsylvania hospitals next year can both reduce patient admissions and increase profits. The program is expected to be implemented in 30 rural hospitals by 2023. Data from Pennsylvania's Department of Health Innovation shows that in 2015, 47 percent of all rural hospitals in Pennsylvania had negative operating profit margins. Rural PA Dental Clinics Cut Hours Due To Uncertain Federal Funding By Sarah Boden • Jan 31, 2018 Jessica Hill / AP Two dental clinics in northern Pennsylvania have reduced hours due to the instability of federal funding. Keystone Rural Health Consortia operates the clinics in Elk and Cameron counties. The Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers said KRHC is one of 50 community health centers in the state. As Pennsylvania's Rural Delivery Rooms Close, Women Face No Choice But To Travel For Care By Virginia Alvino Young • Oct 27, 2017 Virginia Alvino Young / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 4:28 Courtney Bittner is mom to 3-year-old Bentley, and 3-week-old Nash.