White Paper: A Strategy Guide for Rural Hospital Sustainability
The battle to guarantee simple access to healthcare in rural America has been ongoing for over a decade. A large part of that fight centers around building sustainability into rural healthcare providers and the services they offer.
As reported by The Chartis Group, 47 percent of the country’s rural hospitals are operating within negative margins. Now more than ever rural hospitals need support and guidance on ways they can maximize care delivery and operations without adding costs.
This white paper collects insights from National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as well as other healthcare organizations invested in improving the healthcare outlook for rural populations. Rural healthcare providers who are seeking to secure their footing within their communities can start by employing the strategies outlined in this guide.