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Rural hospitals can beat COVID-19 by shifting from reactive to pro-active care

The COVID-19 virus is ravaging the planet at a scale not seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of the early 1900s, inflicting immense devastation as the U.S. loses more than 265,000 lives and counting. According to CDC statistics, 94% of patient mortalities associated with COVID-19 were simultaneously suffering from preexisting conditions, leaving a mere 6% […] [MORE]

Rural hospitals: Keys to addressing top challenges with healthcare delivery

Rural hospitals face unique challenges compared to other, larger facilities. The American Hospital Association (AHA) is advocating for policy changes designed to make life easier for rural hospitals, but in the meantime, these facilities may have to get creative to successfully navigate the current healthcare landscape. 

Strategies to save the small, rural hospital

Community hospitals, central to small-town health care and local economies, are closing at a rapid-fire pace. The Rural Health Research Gateway found that from 2010 to 2014, 47 rural hospitals ceased providing inpatient services. And currently, 673 rural U.S. hospitals are at-risk for closure, according to iVantageINDEX. But while the regulatory climate may feel daunting to the […] [MORE]

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