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Stepping Up and Giving Thanks During Challenging Times

By Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital

Like many other community hospitals, Yoakum Community Hospital, in Yoakum, Texas, experienced unprecedented challenges this year due to the COVID pandemic. Thanks to...


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What is the Role of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals in the Care Continuum?

In 2018, the average length of stay (ALOS) at community hospitals had trended down to approximately 5.5 days. In 2020, however, the trend reversed as COVID-19 patients required an average...


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Flexible Approach to Management Services Meet Hospitals’ Specific Needs

Hospitals grappling with financial and operational challenges are drawing from a range of management services that deliver flexible, customized solutions. Whether leverage is needed in a single area like supply...


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Planning For the Future of Patient Care: Telehealth and Broadband Access

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural hospitals in many ways, but one aspect that may come as a surprise to some—particularly amid today’s technology-focused society—is that...


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New Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements and Timelines

Updated Reporting Guidelines

On June 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released updated FAQs and Post-Payment Notice of...


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Top Traits a Community Hospital CFO Needs to Succeed

What skills and experience do community hospital Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) need to achieve top performance? Primarily, the CFO oversees a hospital’s financial operations. Duties include managing the revenue cycle, effectively measuring departmental productivity,...


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Stronger Together: The Value of a Team Nursing Model

If we all took a moment to reflect, most of us could likely recall a special nurse who went above and beyond to care for us or a loved one....


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Keep Your Supply Chain Strategic

Optimizing supply-chain expenses has taken on greater importance due to a continuing trend of rising prices. Hospitals face price hikes of 5 to 10 percent for some PPE categories for...


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LTACHs Commit to Excellence

LTACHs play a unique and very important role in the patient journey, as they serve patients with medically complex conditions, particularly those suffering from multi-system complications who need extended recovery...


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Preparing a Community Needs Assessment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent winter storms that impacted communities across Texas are perhaps all-too timely reminders not to take the simple things in life for granted. Crisis situations...


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