Updated: Nov 9
Directed by award-winning investigative journalist, TV broadcaster, and radio host Steve Gruber, the film focuses on the people and the personal stories of what it's like for local communities to lose hospitals. Through the real-life stories of local residents, former hospital executives, former hospital workers, police officers, a retired judge, and interviews with health care experts and a hospital association executive, "Flatline" tells the story of "America's Hospital Crisis" up-close and personal.
"These are the real stories of people that are living through the loss of that foundation of healthcare and community where they live," says director, producer, and host Steve Gruber. "It's a loud and clear warning that we are facing a true emergency when it comes to healthcare in the United States."
When hospitals close, people do not just lose the ability to access critical health care, the ripple effects reach far and wide, with many people losing jobs and local communities left in disarray. Life expectancy goes down while unemployment, crime, poverty, and death rates soar.
Footage consists of interviews in 3 locations Kennett, Missouri; Massillon, Ohio; and Ducktown, Tennessee. Interviewees include Brock Slabach (CFO, National Rural Hospital Association), Paul Seegert (managing partner, PCS Advisors), Elizabeth Pruitt (former COO, Massillon Community Hospital), Eddie Elum (retired judge), Doug Collins (Ducktown Tennessee mayor), and many others.
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Steve Gruber is an award-winning journalist, two-time Emmy Award finalist, TV broadcaster, and radio host with over 30 years of experience and notable interviews with guests such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and former President Donald Trump. Steve is the daily host of Michigan's #1 syndicated radio program, The Steve Gruber Show, and America's Voice Live. Steve purchased the MTN network in 2015 and expanded it to include Michigan News Source last year.