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Rural Healthcare’s False Equivalency

22 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Some rural community hospitals, the backbone of the US healthcare delivery model, suffer from the myth that they are not held to the same standard of professionalism and customer service that is front and center for many large regional referral centers. It is not that they do not believe in the importance of service, quality […] Read more»

Avoid A CEO Mis-Hire: A Step-By-Step Guide for Rural and Community Hospitals

6 March, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – A financially viable community hospital is an important economic pillar. Without a hospital it is hard to recruit new physicians, young teachers with families, or to lure companies that will create jobs. When a community hospital closes, especially in towns separated from definitive care by distance or geography, the community’s economic base […] Read more»

Community Hospital Mergers: Think Carefully About Selling Your Autonomy

18 July, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
One of the great myths in rural/community hospitals today is that unless you are part of a bigger system you cannot survive. The acquiring entities, always leery of local opposition to the sale or loss of control of their community hospital — one of any town’s most prized assets — like to use terms like […] Read more»