About 130 rural hospitals have closed in the past 10 years, and three-quarters of those remaining are in the red as COVID-19 spreads in farm country.
Lyle Muller is an Iowa-based journalist, that state's PolitiFact editor and professional coach/advisor for student newspapers at the University of Iowa and Grinnell College. He formerly was executive editor and editor at the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org, a reporter at The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, IA). and then the newspaper's executive editor.
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