[wtr-time] More and more rural communities are seeing hospitals shut down. To treat the issue, some are making a case for advanced practice providers.
[wtr-time] For a small hospital to survive, improving throughput and reducing the length of stay is critical. With limited personnel, small hospitals must improvise.
[wtr-time] Patient care coordination refers to how efficiently and effectively patients are treated. Community hospitals can take these 3 steps to improve.
[wtr-time] Access to healthcare is a challenge in rural communities. Telehealth and telemedicine are expanding access to care which can be beneficial.
[wtr-time] With the power of community perception, rural hospitals can remain open and thriving. Good perception, however, comes from good performance.
[wtr-time] With limited resources, small hospitals need to find ways to survive. Improving operational efficiencies can have a significant impact.
[wtr-time] HCAHPS is a crucial tool for improving patient experience and decreasing wait times in small community hospitals to improve HCAHPS scores.
[wtr-time] For community hospitals, improving outcomes and generating income is crucial to staying open and providing healthcare services to rural communities.
[wtr-time] Rural hospitals are closing quickly due to low patient volume and lean budgets. Just 1-2 appropriate admissions per week can keep community hospitals open.
[wtr-time] Rural hospitals struggle to increase revenue and offer a variety of services. Often, community hospitals lose patients to metropolitan areas.