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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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Stay Compliant and Improve Patient Care with an Informatics Program

Technology is perhaps both the most significant opportunity and one of the greatest challenges facing community hospitals today. Electronic Health Record (EHR) platforms require consistent updates and upkeep and risk...


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Five Productivity Best Practices

Maximize Staffing Efficiency, Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Care

For every hospital, large or small, a skilled staff is perhaps the most valuable asset – even in more normal times....


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Community Outreach—Part of a Hospital’s Service Mission

By Mark Kimball, CEO, St. Mark’s Medical Center, La Grange, Texas

The holidays are a good time to reinforce that community hospitals are in the service industry, and community outreach...


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Hospital Board

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


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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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