Rural Georgia hospitals see few benefits, so far, from tax credits

The tax credits that the state gives out to businesses that donate to rural hospitals have been a big help to Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton.

The money the hospital has received helped buy new equipment, which in turn has provided a new revenue stream for the nearly 50-year-old facility.

But Evans Memorial Hospital has been the exception to the rule for rural hospitals, many of which struggle daily to stay open.

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