Scanning the Headlines: Small or Rural Hospitals 2008-2009 (Archive)
Updated on January 2, 2013
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Spetz, J., and Keane, D. Evaluating success. Journal of Healthcare Information Management. 23(1):62-67, Winter 2009.
Clark, C. Hoops for hope is a slam dunk for rural women's health. HealthLeaders Media. Dec. 30, 2009.
Linden, T. Lessons for rural leaders. HH&N. Dec. 12, 2009.
Health Information Technology in California's Rural Practices: Assessing the Benefits and Barriers. Oakland, CA: California Healthcare Foundation, Dec. 2009.
Anderson B. A slam dunk for two small hospitals. Hospitals & Health Networks podcast, Dec. 2009.
Klein, S. In Focus: Improving the Quality of Rural Health Care Through Collaboration. Commonwealth Fund, Nov./Dec. 2009.
Pink, G., Holmes, M., and Slifkin, R. Critical Access Hospitals and Financial Benchmark Performance. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (11) Nov. 2009.
Weiss, R. Rural American is ripe for growth. Marketing Health Services. 29(3):6-7, Fall 2009.
Assuring Health Coverage for Rural People Through Health Reform. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Oct. 30, 2009
Clark, C. Rural North Carolina Gets Savvy With Teleneurology For Stroke. HealthLeaders Media. Oct. 28, 2009.
Community Benefit Reporting Toolkit for Critical Access Hospitals. Flex Monitoring Team. Oct. 2009.
Critical Access Hospitals Payment System. Washington, DC: Medpac. Oct. 2009.
Medicare payment basics: critical access hospitals payment system. Washington, DC: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Oct. 2009.
Clark, C. A rural health reform shopping list. HealthLeaders Media. Sept. 23, 2009.
Clark, C. Two rural hospitals say award doesn't matter in pay for performance success. HealthLeaders Media. Aug. 26, 2009.
Escarce, J., and Kapur, K. Do Patients Bypass Rural Hospitals?: Determinants of Inpatient Hospital Choice in Rural California. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 20(3):625-644, Aug 2009.
Aston, G. Fresh approaches to stem MRSA tide. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):22-25, Aug. 2009.
Eash, B.A. Changing attitudes strengthen culture of prevention. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):32, Aug. 2009.
Hayes, W.S. Use evidence to put prevention in context. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):18-21, Aug. 2009.
Huber, L. Net widens on scope processing error incidents. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):30, Aug. 2009.
Hospitals make progress on managing meds. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):4, Aug. 2009.
Prevent the spread of MRSA. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):26-28, Aug. 2009.
Santamore, B., and Bush, H. Pursuing excellence: AHA initiative demonstrates value of teamwork in improving safety. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(8):14-17, Aug. 2009.
Burns, H., Dudjak, L., and Greenhouse, P. Building an evidence-based practice infrastructure and culture: a model for rural and community hospitals. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration. 39(7/8):321-325, July/Aug. 2009.
Clark, C. Rural ethics in healthcare: Are they different? Should they be? HealthLeaders Media. June 10, 2009.
Bill would improve rural hospital Medicare payments. AHA News. 45(12):2, June 8, 2009.
Greene, J. To survive, small hospitals give up independence. Hospitals and Health Networks. June 4, 2009.
Snyder, K., and McDermott, M. A rural hospital takes on lean. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 31(3):23-28, May/June 2009.
Greene, J. To survive, small hospitals give up independence. Hospitals and Health Networks. 83(5):41-42, May 12, 2009.
Clark, C. Health in the heartland: whee will the doctors come from? HealthLeaders Media. May 6, 2009.
Clark, C. Report: rural patients pay more, receive less care than urban patients. HealthLeaders Media. May 4, 2009.
Li, P., Schneider, J.E., and Ward, M.M. Converting to Critical Access Status: How Does It Affect Rural Hospitals’ Financial Performance? Inquiry. 46(1):46-57, Spring 2009.
Arthur, M., and others. A population-based survival assessment of categorizing level III and IV rural hospitals as trauma centers. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):182-188, Spring 2009.
Biola, H., and Pathman, D.E. Are there enough doctors in my rural community? Perceptions of the local physician supply. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):115-123, Spring 2009.
Epstein, B, and others. Does rural residence affect access to prenatal care in Oregon? Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):150-157, Spring 2009.
Lew, E., and others. Emergency department coverage by primary care physicians in a rural practice-based research network: incentives, confidence, and training. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):189-193, Spring 2009.
MacDowell, M., and others. Perspectives on rural health workforce issues: Illinois-Arkansas comparison. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):135-139, Spring 2009.
Saunders, C., and others. Bypassing the local rural hospital for outpatient procedures. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):174-181, Spring 2009.
Thompson, M.J., and others. Do international medical graduates (IMGs) ‘fill the gap’ in rural primary care in the United States? A national study. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):124-134, Spring 2009.
Whitacre, B., and others. A community perspective on quantifying the economic impact of teleradiology and telepsychiatry. Journal of Rural Health. 25(2):194-197, Spring 2009.
Hearing on Caring for Veterans in Rural Areas. Washington: U. S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Feb. 26, 2009.
Lutfiyya, M., and others. Comparison of US accredited and non-accredited rural critical access hospitals. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 21(2):112-118, Feb. 4, 2009. http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/21/2/112.full.pdf+html
Community and rural: docs wanted. HealthLeaders Magazine, Feb. 2009.
Greene, J. How can small hospitals survive? Trustee. 62(1):6-10, Jan. 2009.
Lambert, D., Ziller, E., and Lenardson, J. Rural Children Don't Receive the Mental Health Care They Need. Washington: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Jan. 2009.
A Rural-Urban Comparison of Allied Health Average Hourly Wages. Chapel Hill, NC: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers (RHRC), Jan. 2009.
Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel CMS Valued-Based Purchasing Program and Critical Access Hospitals. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jan. 2009.
Hard times in the Heartland. Health Care in Rural America. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.
A Case Study of Rural Health Care in the Economic Downturn. Chapel Hill, NC: Rural Health Research and Policy Analysis Center, 2009.
5th Annual Rural Hospital Replacement Facility Study 2009. Portland, ME: Stroudwater Associates, 2009. http://ruralhospitalreplacement.com/
Industry Survey: HealthLeaders Media 2009. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, 2008-2009.
Ziller, E., Anderson, N., and Coburn, A. Rural Adults Face "Parity" Problems and Other Barriers to Appropriae Mental Health Care. Washington: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers, Nov. 2008.
MacKinney, A., Mueller, K., and McBride, T. Medicare Physician Payment Policy and the Rural Perspective. Omaha, NE: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Nov. 2008.
Commins, J. Rural Wisconsin Hospitals provide lesson in innovation. HealthLeaders Media. Oct. 8, 2008.
Evans, M. More from Medicare. Modern Healthcare. 38(40):36-38, Oct. 6, 2008.
Chen, F., and others. U.S. Rural Physician Workforce: Analysis of Medical School Graduates from 1988-1997. Final Report #113. Seattle, WA: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, Oct. 2008.
Chen, L., and Skinner, A. Electronic Health Records Adoption: Rural Providers' Decision-Making Process. Omaha, NE: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis, Oct. 2008.
Halaas, G., and others. Recruitment and retention of rural physicians: outcomes from the rural physician associate program of Minnesota. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):345-352, Fall 2008.
Stenger, J., Cashman, S., and Savageau, J. The primary care physician workforce in Massachusetts: implications for the workforce in rural, small town America. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):375-383, Fall 2008.
Schwartz, M. The physician pipeline to rural and underserved areas in Pennsylvania. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):384-389, Fall 2008.
Baldwin, L., and others. Access to cancer services for rural colorectal cancer patients. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):390-399, Fall 2008.
Gilman, B. Impact of critical access hospital conversion on beneficiary liability. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):400-406, Fall 2008.
Hughes, S., and others. Trends in rural and urban deliveries and vaginal births: California 1998-2002. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):416-422, Fall 2008.
Jukkala, A., Henly, S., and Lindeke, L. Rural hospital preparedness for neonatal resuscitation. Journal of Rural Health. 24(4):423-428, Fall 2008.
Sullivan, T. IT Grant Inspires Patient Care Transformation. H&HN's Most Wired Magazine. Fall 2008.
Stratton, T., and others. Implementing after-hours pharmacy coverage for critical access hospitals in northeast Minnesota. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 65(18):1727-1734, Sept. 15, 2008.
Commins, J. Small hospital providers big lesson in quality of care. HealthLeaders Media. Sept. 10, 2008.
Blevins, D., Morton, B., and McGovern, R. Evaluating a community-based participatory research project for elderly mental healthcare in rural America. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 3(3):535-545, Sept. 2008.
Welch, J., and Hurd, A. Hybrid telemedicine program connects rural providers, Part 1. H&HN's Most Wired Magazine. Sept. 2008.
Casey, M., Burlew, M., and Moscovice, I. Critical Access Hospital Year 3 Hospital Compare Participation and Quality Measure Results. Flex Monitoring Team, Sept. 2008.
Bush, H. Mission Driven. H&HN Online. Aug. 29, 2008.
Vaughan, C. Tight on cash, but need advice? HealthLeaders Media. Aug. 6, 2008.
Meit, M., Briggs, T., and Kennedy, A. Urban to Rural Evacuation: Planning for Rural Population Surge. Rockville, MD: Rural Health Research and Policy Centers (RHRC), Aug. 2008.
CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State. Flex Monitoring Team, Aug. 2008.
American Hospital Association, Section for Small or Rural Hospitals. Update, Summer 2008.
Use of Mental Health Services By Rural Children. Washington: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2008.
Larkin, M. A new seat at the table. HealthLeaders. 11(6):20, June 2008.
Bahensky, J., Jaana, M., and Ward, M. Health care information technology in rural America: electronic medical record adoption status in meeting the national agenda. Journal of Rural Health. 24(2):101-105, Spring 2008.
Reiter, K., Slifkin, R., and Holmes, G. The occupational mix adjustment to the Medicare hospital wage index: Why the rural impact is less than expected. Journal of Rural Health. 24(2):148-153, Spring 2008.
Hendryx, M. Mental health professional shortage areas in rural appalachia. Journal of Rural Health. 24(2):179-182, Spring 2008.
Zhang, W., Mueller, K., and Chen, L. Uninsured hospitalizations: rural and urban differences. Journal of Rural Health. 24(2):194-202, Spring 2008.
Henning, G., Graybill, M., and George, J. Reason for visit: is migrant health care that different? Journal of Rural Health. 24(2):219-220, Spring 2008.
Croasdale, M. Study: med schools can boost rural physician supply. American Medical News. May 26, 2008.
McCarthy, D., Nuzum, R., and Mika, S. The North Dakota Experience: Achieving High-Performance Health Care Through Rural Innovation and Cooperation. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, May 2008.
Myriam, T., Parra-Medina, D., and Johnson, A. Rural hospitals and Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency. Journal of Healthcare Management. 53(2):107-120, Mar./Apr. 2008.
CAH Financial Performance Indicators. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Mar. 11, 2008.
Rabinowitz, H., and others. Medical school programs to increase the rural physician supply: a systematic review and projected impact of widespread replication. Academic Medicine. 83(3):235-243, Mar. 2008.
The Community Benefit and Impact of Critical Access Hospitals: The Results of the 2007 CAH Survey. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Mar. 2008.
Critical Access Hospital Quality Improvement Activities and Reporting on Quality Measures: Results of the 2007 National CAH Survey. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Mar. 2008.
Mitchell, G. Rural hospitals: a different take on conflict of interest. Trustee. 61(3):30, Mar. 2008.
Roop, E.S. Critical access hospitals upgrade facilities and improve care. Health Facilities Management. 21(2):4+, Feb. 2008.
Bringing in rural physicians. Trustee. 61(1):8-11, Jan. 2008.
Richburg, B. 5 nuances of Medicare billing. Healthcare Financial Management. 62(1):72-76, Jan. 2008.
Mental Health Services in Rural America: The Effect of Variations in Policies of 12 US States. Final Report. Washington: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008.
2009 Critical Access Hospital National Patient Safety Goals. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission, 2008.
Mortgage Insurance for Critical Access Hospitals. Washington: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2008.
Horwitz, J., and Nichols, A. Rural Hospital Ownership and Competition. Berkeley, CA: The Berkeley Electronic Press, 2008.
American Hospital Association, Section for Small or Rural Hospitals. 2007 Annual Report. Chicago, IL: AHA, .
American Hospital Association, Section for Small or Rural Hospitals. Critical Access Hospitals: January-December 2007. Chicago, IL: AHA, .