Community Facility

A Rural Hospital Success Story

While stories abound about rural hospitals closing across the country, Curry General Hospital on the southern Oregon coast demonstrates how a rural hospital can expand and thrive.

In Gold Beach, residents were served by a small, outdated facility that was built in the 1950s and designed to provide acute care services only, meaning patients had to travel long distances to receive specialized medical care. The facility could no longer meet local needs or comply with building codes, and the hospital was struggling to retain and recruit doctors.