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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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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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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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5 Ways Rural Hospitals Are Beating the Odds

Rural hospitals are critical to the communities they serve, but in many areas their role is changing. Demographics tell the story. Patients tend to be older, and many are uninsured....


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