Rural healthcare

Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 3 of 3)

April 29, 2016
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As we wrap up our look at the different perspectives on the physician-shortage crisis, we turn to rural healthcare. In Part 1, we learned that academic medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic are concerned with how the shortage will affect them in the long-term and are planning accordingly. In Part 2, we detailed the views […]

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WVUHS Develops Plan to Regionalize Services for Geographically Isolated Population

July 27, 2015
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Christopher C. Colenda, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer West Virginia United Health System (WVUHS) has a tough mission, particularly in today’s healthcare market: to serve a typically underserved population that is geographically dispersed. The not-for-profit health system is the second-largest employer in the state and serves north central and eastern West Virginia, mainly […]

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Beauregard Memorial Hospital: Practicing the Golden Rule

January 7, 2014
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Beauregard Memorial Hospital is a 60-bed, acute-care hospital located in DeRidder, La. As a sole community provider, Beauregard Memorial has served the entire parish of Beauregard, as well as Vernon Parish and surrounding areas, for over 60 years. The hospital has survived many heady waters, mainly because no matter what changes have come its way, […]

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Healthcare Reform Could Lower Insurance Costs for Rural Consumers

August 26, 2013
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As we continue to assess the Affordable Care Act’s impact on all facets of the healthcare industry, we turn now to the impact reform is having on rural care. According to Nebraska’s Center for Rural Affairs, health insurance and medical care could actually be cheaper for rural-based consumers, which would be an incredible reversal on […]

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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 2 of 2): A Generational Shift

May 20, 2013

A TEDMED conference recently held in Washington D.C. was attended by roughly 300 healthcare professionals and policy wonks, Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports. During the conference, attendees were given a “smartphone physical” that employed 10 medical devices newly released by the tech industry. Many of these were approved for sale […]

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Rural Healthcare’s Noble Fight to Survive (Part 2)

February 14, 2013

Yesterday, we examined the plight of rural healthcare in Georgia and how it is reflective of the nation as a whole. Today, we’re going to look at what the federal government plans to do to aid rural areas. John Commins at HealthLeaders Media details the pledges that were made at a teleconference earlier this month […]

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Rural Healthcare’s Noble Fight to Survive (Part 1)

February 13, 2013

Like many of its fellow providers around the country, rural hospitals in Georgia are facing the definite possibility of shutting down as economic burdens worsen and the number of uninsured patients needing care increases, Joshua Stewart of Georgia Public Broadcasting reports. On Feb. 1, Calhoun Memorial Hospital in Arlington will close, and Jimmy Lewis, CEO […]

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Three Rural Healthcare Challenges in 2013

January 14, 2013

John Commins at HealthLeaders Media delineates three areas in which rural healthcare will be challenged in 2013 and beyond. These areas reflect concerns that rural healthcare executives often express in HCE’s conversations with them. Commins believes the first challenge will be with “rural patient migration.” One study found that Tennessee patients tend to seek out […]

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What Constitutes a Frontier and Remote (FAR) Area?

November 26, 2012

The day of reckoning for rural healthcare is almost here, and framing it as a “day of reckoning” is only a mild exaggeration. According to John Commins over at HealthLeaders Media, rural healthcare providers have yet another issue that requires their immediate engagement–the federal definition of what a rural and frontier area is. The Department […]

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