The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

By Brian Alexander. By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, this book takes readers into the world of the American medical industry. Argues that no plan will solve America’s health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed. Reveals Americans’ struggle for health against a powerful system that’s stacked against them, but yet so fragile it blows apart when the pandemic hits. Culminating with COVID-19, this book offers a blueprint for how we created the crisis we’re in. Read more.