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Community Outreach—Part of a Hospital’s Service Mission

By Mark Kimball, CEO, St. Mark’s Medical Center, La Grange, Texas

The holidays are a good time to reinforce that community hospitals are in the service industry, and community outreach...


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Relationships are the Key to LTACH Success

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By Wayne Boutwell, CEO, ContinueCARE Hospital at Palmetto Health Baptist in Columbia , S.C.

Building relationships within your community is more important than ever for community hospitals,...


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Rural Matters Podcast Features Brian Doerr, Carrie Zbierski, and Andra Smith

Rural Matters, a podcast featuring issues important to Rural America, recently spoke to Brian Doerr, Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Security, and Privacy Officer for Community Hospital Corporation...


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Be Prepared for Coronavirus Communications

Best Practices for Coronavirus Communications

It’s natural for communities to turn to hospitals during times of health crisis. The outbreak of COVID-19 is a prime example of the important emergency-response role hospitals fill. Over the...


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Service Isn’t Seasonal: Give Back to the Community All Year Round

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By John Yeary, CEO, Freestone Medical Center

The holidays are a time for giving and gathering. However, for hospitals, community involvement and giving back should be year-round priorities....


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Community Hospitals Are Economic Engines. How Are You Fueling Yours?

Metaphors commonly used to describe community hospitals underscore their importance to the regions they serve. They’ve been called economic engines, cornerstones of the community, and, by Forbes, the “financial glue”...


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Rural Matters Podcast Features Karen Barber & Jim Kendrick

Rural Matters, a podcast featuring issues important to Rural America, recently spoke to Karen Barber, CEO of Yoakum Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Texas, and Jim Kendrick, president...


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Rural America Needs Critical Access Hospitals

Rural America Needs Critical Access Hospitals

By guest author Paul Lee, Senior Partner & Founder, Strategic Health Care

National policy in support of rural healthcare has been lacking for more than a decade. Critical access hospitals...


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Hospital Business Planning Best Practices

Vital to an organization’s future, a business plan is a framework outlining the steps for financial and operational success. For many hospitals, this process has occurred at five-year intervals tied...


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The Far-reaching Impact of Your Hospital’s Cost Report

Ever-expanding in complexity, cost reports influence current and future reimbursement levels for your hospital. Think of a cost report as an annual report with numbers instead of words. Far-reaching in...


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