Read Time: 4 minutes Rural hospitals face many issues related to staffing, lack of equipment, and funding which impacts care management, especially night time case management.
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: 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: 4 minutes The critical access hospital designation can offer benefits for some rural hospitals, such as cost-based reimbursement for Medicare services.