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Changes in Rural Healthcare Delivery — Is Resistance Futile?

Change is too often regarded as something that is happening to hospitals, compelled by forces beyond their control. With more challenges on the horizon, the time has come for hospital...


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Out With the Old — The Business Case for IT Transformation

Forward-thinking community hospital CEOs are giving information technology leaders a voice in strategic planning sessions. 

The reason? Increasingly, technology solutions are able to help advance organizational goals. Unfortunately, the converse...


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Transitioning from CNO to CEO — What It Takes to Rise and Succeed

CNOs who have advanced to become hospital CEOs are still somewhat rare, but the move makes a lot of sense. In fact, hospitals that place a nurse at the top...


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Interim Executives: A Viable Solution to Keep Your Hospital on Track

Steady leadership is a critical stabilizer during challenging times. Conversely, high levels of executive turnover can destabilize an organization’s workforce, operations and strategic vision. Unfortunately, U.S. hospitals have been experiencing...


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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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