rural hospitals

Hocking Valley Community Hospital: LeeAnn Lucas-Helber, President and Chief Executive Officer

May 2, 2013

(Editor’s Note: Since this interview was conducted, a few management changes have been made at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. The article below is based on information collected in mid-December 2012.) Like most rural hospitals, Hocking Valley Community Hospital plays an integral role in its community, for Hocking Valley is the only hospital in its county. […]

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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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200 Rural Hospitals Benefit from Fiscal Cliff Deal

January 24, 2013

Hospitals are still reeling from the impending consequences of this month’s fiscal-cliff deal that only helped them cover half the costs necessary to protect physicians from a 27 percent Medicare fee cut. However, the positives behind the deal keep revealing themselves, and 200 rural hospitals around the country have good reason to rejoice. According to […]

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Smaller Hospitals Eye Partnerships over Mergers and Acquisitions

December 20, 2012

The healthcare industry has commonly been a merger and acquisition market, but with the oft-mentioned paradigm shift, what does this mean for the market currently and what does it mean for smaller systems and standalone hospitals? Philip Betbeze writes about this over at HealthLeaders Media where he observes that “any link to previous eras of […]

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