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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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Creating a Legacy

Twenty-five years of service energizes our Community Hospital Corporation team to create more improvement opportunities for community hospitals. We have added new capabilities and partnerships to meet the evolving needs...


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Stepping Up and Giving Thanks During Challenging Times

By Karen Barber, CEO, Yoakum Community Hospital

Like many other community hospitals, Yoakum Community Hospital, in Yoakum, Texas, experienced unprecedented challenges this year due to the COVID pandemic. Thanks to...


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What is the Role of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals in the Care Continuum?

In 2018, the average length of stay (ALOS) at community hospitals had trended down to approximately 5.5 days. In 2020, however, the trend reversed as COVID-19 patients required an average...


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Flexible Approach to Management Services Meet Hospitals’ Specific Needs

Hospitals grappling with financial and operational challenges are drawing from a range of management services that deliver flexible, customized solutions. Whether leverage is needed in a single area like supply...


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