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The Board’s Role in Hospital Finances and Operations During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of the hospital board’s governance function relating to financial performance. But just how involved should boards be in the finances and operations of...


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Interim Executives: Easing A Community Hospital’s Transition

Managing organizational change presents extraordinary challenges, particularly when the change involves replacing a chief executive officer following their departure. For smaller community hospitals in transition, interim leaders can help fill...


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Insights for Hospital CEOs during COVID-19: Be calm and confident

By Don Smithburg,  SVP Hospital Operations for CHC & Interim CEO for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services

Facing uncertainty has become a fact of life for all Americans in...


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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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The Importance of Sustaining Quality Initiatives in Times of Crisis

The impact of the insidious COVID-19 virus will have a long-lasting impact on the financial status and care delivery processes in hospitals across the United States. The pandemic has also...


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How to Gauge Your Hospital’s Financial Health

Some rural hospitals that were already struggling are now in serious financial trouble due to the coronavirus. The suspension of elective surgery and non urgent care in most states led...


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The PPE Shortage—Mending a Crippled Supply Chain

While some states are lifting stay-at-home orders as new cases of COVID-19 level off, many rural areas are seeing an uptick in cases and may be weeks away from peaking....


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Rethinking Medical Supply Chain Costs: Good to Great

Many rural hospitals today — health care providers whose mission is to serve their community’s health care needs — are apprehensive about their own financial health. Increasing expenses, decreasing reimbursement...


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Operational Assessment is The First Step Toward a Hospital Turnaround

Hospital Turnarounds Start with an Operational Assessment

Troubled community hospitals can begin to reboot by parlaying an evaluation of operational performance into an action plan. This path leads hospitals from survival mode to a strategic mindset so...


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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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