Rural Workforce

Apr 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 6-9, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant…
Sep 26, 2022
Recently, the hospital leadership team of Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark., made the “heart-wrenching decision” to close a rural health clinic that the hospital had operated for 25 years.
Sep 8, 2022
A new report from the AHA highlights the variety of causes that resulted in 136 rural hospital closures from 2010 to 2021, and a record 19 closures in 2020 alone. These include many longstanding pressures, such as low reimbursement, staffing shortages, low patient volume and regulatory barriers, as…
Aug 22, 2022
On this episode, I talk with Julie Yaroch, D.O., president of ProMedica Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital in Adrian, Mich. Julie and I talk about the issues that rural hospitals face, including workforce shortages, increased costs of care, and an aging population.
Aug 10, 2022
This webinar will discuss the unique challenges that face rural health care systems and communities. The speakers will provide creative solutions that they have seen firsthand or implemented themselves.  
Jun 2, 2022
The American Hospital Association’s 2023 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 19-22, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant…
May 11, 2022
HRSA yesterday released another $450 million in American Rescue Plan Act payments to rural health care providers.
Apr 25, 2022
In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and…
Feb 4, 2022
Rural hospitals have been and always will be a critical part of the nation’s health care delivery system. For nearly one-in-five Americans, they offer a caring and compassionate lifeline for individuals and families who would have few health care options otherwise.