Category Archives: rural
October 28, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
”For patient care in rural and underserved communities, it is often a struggle for hospitals to attract and retain nurses.”
August 07, 2019 | FAH Policy Blog Team
What would a Medicare public option do to rural hospitals? A new study released today says more than half could be at high risk of closure if a Medicare public option becomes a reality.
November 27, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Glenn Thompson (PA-05) recently submitted statements to the Congressional Records recognizing the importance of our country’s rural hospitals from coast to coast.
November 12, 2018 | FAH Policy Blog Team
When you hear rural community you think small town, but add up the population of these areas across the country and it equals nearly 60 million people, or one in five Americans. At the heart of many of those communities is the local hospital. The most obvious benefit – they provide timely, quality care, but these facilities are also often the financial backbone in the areas they serve. And speaking of service, hospital employees not only save lives, they improve them. Their reach extends past the four walls of the hospitals as they act as coaches, volunteers, and leaders in community organizations.