Health Care in Rural America

FAH Celebrates National Rural Hospital Week

The Federation of American Hospitals is celebrating National Rural Hospital Week November 18th through 22nd to highlight the unique and essential role hospitals play in rural communities across the United States.

FAH Member Hospitals’ Community Partnerships in Rural America

This year in celebration of Rural Hospital Week (November 18-22), FAH is highlighting stories of community cooperation from our member hospitals throughout rural America.

Protecting Rural Hospitals: Five Ways Policymakers Can Make A Difference

There are five policy areas that lawmakers can champion to protect health care in rural America – the Rural ACO Improvement Act, Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, Telehealth, Broadband and the Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH) and Low Volume Hospital (LVH) programs.

Chip Kahn, FAH CEO & Alan Morgan, NRHA CEO

Rural healthcare needs innovation, policy changes to survive

Op-Ed The allure of rural America varies for the 60 million people who call these parts of the nation home. For some, it’s the slower pace of life, while others crave the sense of community; in some cases, people are drawn by the lower cost of living.
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Rescuing Rural Health Care with Alan Morgan

Description: People are drawn to rural America for different reasons. For some, it’s the slower pace of life, while others crave the sense of community; in some cases, people are drawn by the lower cost of living. But access to health care services for the 60 million who live in these areas is an ever-growing burden. Chip speaks with CEO of the National Rural Health Association Alan Morgan about how health care providers are doing more with less and what Congress can do to ensure rural Americans get access to the care they need.

PARTNERSHIP STORIES

Bolivar Medical Center
Maria Parham Franklin
Sovah Health | Danville
Sovah Health | Martinsville
UP Health System | Marquette

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HOSPITALS IN FOCUS

Rescuing Rural Health Care with Alan Morgan

Description: People are drawn to rural America for different reasons. For some, it’s the slower pace of life, while others crave the sense of community; in some cases, people are drawn by the lower cost of living. But access to health care services for the 60 million who live in these areas is an ever-growing burden. Chip speaks with CEO of the National Rural Health Association Alan Morgan about how health care providers are doing more with less and what Congress can do to ensure rural Americans get access to the care they need.

Bill Carpenter Discusses Advances, Challenges in Rural Health Care

While more than 90% of the United States is considered rural, only about 20% of our population calls it home. The people in rural America face unique challenges when accessing health care like extreme distances and, in certain areas, severe weather events. In this episode, LifePoint Health’s Chairman and CEO Bill Carpenter talks with Chip about the creative ways their hospitals are overcoming the obstacles. They discuss how LifePoint is achieving its core mission of keeping people healthy and providing high quality health care. Ultimately, as Bill says, all patients deserve the same level of care regardless of their zip code.
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