Last week I drove to Independence, Kansas, a small town in southeast Kansas, to work on a story for the New York Times on a closing hospital. Independence has approximately 11,000 inhabitants, and their only hospital, Mercy Hospital, closed it's doors on Oct. 9th. Citizens, many of which are obese or elderly, are now faced with the challenege of finding a new way/place to get healthcare. I had the honor of touring the facility before it gets demolished at the end of the month with writer Mitch Smith. Here are some of my images.
You can read Mitch's story in full HERE.