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 room for opportunity and even optimism.
Trend 1: More Respect for Rural Hospitals
CARES Act funding has dried up, but increased awareness of the important role rural hospitals played during the pandemic remains. This recognition may result in increased federal funding to ensure their continued existence. The New York Times last month acknowledged that rural hospitals are “a lifeline” for...