The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town Audiobook, by Brian Alexander Play Audiobook Sample

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

The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town Audiobook, by Brian Alexander Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Nick Landrum Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250796554

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

21

Longest Chapter Length:

65:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

33 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

42:26 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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Publisher Description

An intimate, heart wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of America’s health care crises. “With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America’s deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. “ —Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick By following the struggle for survival of one small-town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors, The Hospital takes listeners into the world of the American medical industry in a way no audiobook has done before. Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America’s health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed. Bryan, Ohio's hospital, is losing money, making it vulnerable to big health systems seeking domination and Phil Ennen, CEO, has been fighting to preserve its independence. Meanwhile, Bryan, a town of 8,500 people in Ohio’s northwest corner, is still trying to recover from the Great Recession. As local leaders struggle to address the town’s problems, and the hospital fights for its life amid a rapidly consolidating medical and hospital industry, a 39-year-old diabetic literally fights for his limbs, and a 55-year-old contractor lies dying in the emergency room. With these and other stories, Alexander strips away the wonkiness of policy to reveal 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 audiobook offers a blueprint for how we created the crisis we're in. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "A brilliantly imaginative and creative way of telling the story of today's America and the roots of what ails it, through the travails of a small-town hospital. In The Hospital, Brian Alexander does again so well what he did in Glass House—telling the big story from the small place." —Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

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“With his signature gut-punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America’s deep-rooted sickness and despair by immersing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. “ —Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick

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Quotes

  • In this clear-eyed biography of a community hospital, Brian Alexander offers a powerful indictment of the American health care system. The Hospital will break your heart.

    — Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night

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About Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is an award–winning journalist and author who has written about American culture for decades. He is a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has also been recognized by Medill School of Journalism’s John Bartlow Martin Awards for public interest journalism, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and other organizations. He has been a columnist for NBC News.

About Nick Landrum

Nick Landrum is an award-winning narrator, singer, and voice-over artist. His audiobook work includes The Virgin Suicides, Bob Dylan’s unabridged Chronicles, and he is the voice of the popular Dexter series. Landrum has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.