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Trends Impacting Rural Healthcare in 2023

What does 2023 have in store for rural hospitals? If you rely on recent trend reports, the outlook may appear discouraging. However, while challenges continue for rural hospitals, there is...


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State of the Healthcare Industry Snapshot

Guest blog by David Porter, Executive Partner, Advisory Board

As 2022 comes to a close, the healthcare industry continues to experience a sense of urgency.  Today’s market dynamics have eroded...


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CHC Hospital Community Outreach

The holidays – and any time – present opportunities for gathering and sharing. This is especially true for hospitals serving small, tight-knit communities. Many hospitals affiliated with CHC step up...


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Turning the Tide on the Great Resignation—How to Engage and Retain Nurses in an Acute Care Setting

By now, employers have all heard of the Great Resignation or the Big Quit in healthcare.  This is the ongoing trend of healthcare workers leaving their jobs for COVID-19 related...


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Post-pandemic Opportunities and Challenges for LTACHs

How LTACHs Can Prepare for an Uncertain Future

The pandemic brought an unprecedented opportunity for LTACHs to demonstrate their vital role in the healthcare continuum and their value as partners...


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Is Your GPO Just a Service Provider or a Genuine Partner?

Presumably, your hospital’s group purchasing organization (“GPO”) is saving you money on supplies, but how does it measure up otherwise?

A lot of relationships between hospitals and their GPO turn...


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The Impact of Inflationary Pressure on Essential Rural and Community Hospitals

There is no question that federal and state COVID-19 relief funds kept hospitals afloat through the pandemic allowing them to flex and accommodate 4.6-million COVID-related hospitalizations. Now hospitals have started...


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Why and How Team Nursing is Here to Stay

Implementing a Team Nursing Model: A Successful Blueprint for Long Term Acute Care Hospitals

A shift in nurse staffing practices that started at CHC ContinueCARE Hospitals in response to COVID-19...


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An Operational Assessment Paves the Path to Sustainability as COVID-19 Relief Funds are Depleted

It’s clear that hospitals’ operations were disrupted and their finances threatened by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. What wasn’t fully understood until recently is just how critical government funding was for...


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How Maximizing USAC Funding Can Improve Healthcare Access and Reduce Costs

Internet and telecommunications services are essential tools for healthcare providers seeking to offer the highest quality of medical care for their communities. More recently, the pandemic’s impact has expanded the...


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