Read Time: 4 minutes Patient satisfaction is crucial to the success of a healthcare facility. The term encompasses everything from access to care to communicate with patients.
Read Time: 3 minutes HCAHPS is a survey that asks patients to rate different healthcare facilities. Learn more about the system and how good scores can benefit rural hospitals.
Read Time: 3 minutes Advanced Practice Providers provide a valuable service to emergency departments and patients. These professionals help the emergency room run efficiently.
Read Time: 4 minutes A concern for hospital emergency departments are patients leaving without being seen. LWBS incidents can be reduced using research and proactive strategies.
Read Time: 4 minutes Step Down Units are designed to provide an intermediate level of care between intensive care and surgical wards. SDUs are of particular value for rural and low-volume hospitals.
Read Time: 3 minutes For many people in rural communities, the hospital is the only source of healthcare. Critical access hospitals can help improve access to healthcare in these vulnerable populations.
Read Time: 4 minutes The critical access hospital designation can offer benefits for some rural hospitals, such as cost-based reimbursement for Medicare services.