May 5, 2023
The 2024 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 11-14 in Orlando, will gather more than 1,000 rural health leaders committed to advancing rural health and providing quality care for patients and communities. The conference will feature top rural practitioners sharing actionable…
May 5, 2023
Attracting and retaining nurses presents a major workforce challenge, particularly in rural health care settings. At the University of Vermont Health Network, leaders realized that the ongoing nursing shortage crisis required creative solutions, including investment in the well-being of the…
Apr 6, 2023
In this episode, three AHA rural health care policy experts discuss the 2023 rural advocacy agenda for Congress and the Administration.
Mar 29, 2023
AHA today voiced support for bipartisan legislation that would create a Rural America Health Corps modeled on the National Health Service Corps to encourage health care professionals to serve in rural areas. The Rural America Health Corps Act (S.940) would create, among other provisions, a…
Jan 3, 2023
Downloadable PowerPoint presentation highlights key talent management trends to consider in your workforce planning.
Nov 11, 2022
The AHA Health Care Workforce Scan offers trends, expert insights and bold new approaches to guide your workforce strategies and initiatives.
Oct 26, 2022
As an increasing number of rural hospitals have been forced to shut their doors for good, difficult choices face those that remain open. Get the read on the current landscape from Jeff Subler, president and CEO of Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio, which serves a rural and agricultural…
Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Discussing Hospitals’ Unprecedented Financial Challenges with Peggy Abbott, Ouachita County Medical Center
Sep 26, 2022
On this episode, I talk with Peggy Abbott, CEO of Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark.
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…