Tag: Rural Health

Why Hospitals That Do Less Find Success

Why Hospitals That Do Less Find Success

It may sound counterintuitive, but hospitals that reduce the number of healthcare services they provide are better able to sustain long-term success. This doesn’t mean these hospitals don’t add new services, which are imperative to support the community needs. What it means is these hospitals constantly evaluate the profitability of the services they offer against…
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Measuring Return on Investment ROI for Rural Hospitals

Measuring the Return on Investment for Community and Rural Hospitals

As community and rural hospitals continue to struggle to remain profitable due to the continuing changes in healthcare regulations and reimbursements, steps need to be taken to turn around hospitals and set them on a path to long-term profitability. The path to long-term profitability typically requires more than simple cost cutting steps and includes the…
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Community Hospital

The First Step to Saving a Small Community or Rural Hospital

It starts with community commitment. It starts with the men and women, mothers and fathers, and grandparents living within a community. If a community does not support its local hospital, there is very little chance the hospital will survive when it begins to struggle; and every hospital will struggle at some point. Community support is…
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Treat the cause

Treat the Cause of Your Sick Hospital

When a person says they are sick, doctors immediately ask what the symptoms are to assess the situation. Doctors need to be careful analyzing the pain since they know that sometimes the pain or discomfort is only a symptom and may not be the overall cause. My mother-in-law had severe back pain that after months…
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Broken bone heals stronger

A Broken Bone Heals Stronger

It’s been said that a broken bone heals stronger than it was prior to the injury. Pitchers who receive Tommy John surgery say that their arm has never been stronger. The same can be said for a broken Health Care Facility. Problems help identify where a process, building, the people, the financials or overall organization…
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Hospital Doctor

Hospital Doctor

Most of us hate going to the doctor. We would rather try to diagnose what is wrong and fix it ourselves, rather than go through the time, hassle and expense of seeing a medical physician. And yet, sometimes seeing the Doctor can help prevent you from getting VERY sick. Bringing in a professional opinion has…
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Receivables - Accounts Receivable

The Answer May be in Your Receivables

Just about every rural health care organization or facility is struggling to remain open in these difficult economic times. It is hard to keep the doors open and the lights on let alone meet the challenges of added regulations, staffing, and security. Don’t assume the fix to your problems is going to be cost cuts,…
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National Rural Health Day

Celebrating Commitment to the American Dream

Nearly 62 million Americans call rural communities home. These families are the backbone of American Agriculture and innovative entrepreneurs who are committed to living the American Dream. These communities are the economic engines that helped the United States become the world economic power it is today. “Nine in 10 Rural Americans say the rural and…
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Extra Set of Hands and Eyes

Extra Set of Hands and Eyes can get you There

Every business struggles. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. NewLight Healthcare knows that hospitals and other health care facilities are no different. It doesn’t help that you have the added pressure of JCAHO and HIPAA regulations and other of the latest and newest requirements health care providers face when all you really…
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