Critical Access Hospitals: Keeping Health Resources in Rural Communities
Located throughout America’s vast rural communities, about 1,300 small but vitally important Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) provide essential healthcare for local residents. With a mandated 25-bed maximum, these hospitals are frequently their area’s sole healthcare provider and represent a vital link in today’s complex healthcare environment. CAHs are dedicated to protecting and preserving their patients’ health, while providing jobs and generating considerable civic pride.
“Critical Access Hospitals are a valuable and well-integrated community resource,” says Jim Kendrick, president and CEO of Community Hospital Corporation (CHC). “Not only do...