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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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Why Measure CEO Supply Chain Engagement?

CEO involvement critical to optimizing performance.

It’s common knowledge that supplies often comprise 25 percent or more of a typical hospital budget. Compared to larger institutions, community hospitals with less...


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Decisive Actions to Improve Financial Performance

When a community hospital Chief Financial Officer (CFO) notices dwindling cash reserves and declining patient volume, it’s time to identify opportunities for financial improvement. 

Unfortunately, in rapidly changing times like...


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Five Critical Actions to Improve Community Hospital Financial Performance

At this stage of the pandemic, community hospital leaders are navigating new issues even as they continue to face familiar struggles. Currently, labor shortages and increasing staffing costs are two...


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For Community Hospitals, Enhanced Communication and Monitoring Reduce Risk

Finding silver linings to the COVID pandemic can be difficult. But one positive outcome is an uptick in reporting risk factors at hospitals. Better communication, enhanced monitoring, and highly useful...


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