The Demise Of The Rural Hospital: It ‘Was A Force Holding The Community Together’
Modern Healthcare offers a series looking at the threat to rural health care and how millions of patients could be left vulnerable as facilities shutter across the country.
Rethinking Rural Healthcare: How To Improve Healthcare In Rural Areas
More than 80 rural hospitals have shuttered since 2010 and hundreds more are in danger. Millions of patients are at risk of being without a community hospital and providers in metropolitan areas could see an influx of patients with significant, untreated conditions.
In other hospital news —
The Wall Street Journal:
Hospitals Address Widespread Doctor Burnout
Doctors who feel stressed or burned out are getting some urgent care. To address what experts view as a national epidemic of physician discontent, hospitals are expanding their c-suites with the new position of chief wellness officer. In recent years hospitals have tried a variety of wellness programs, but there is a sense this approach didn’t treat the causes of physician angst and alienation. (Lagnado, 6/9)
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The Helicopter Transport Team At Children's Hospital Is Looking To Help More Kids
One major change the transport team has undertaken this year has been to create a dedicated team of eight full-time flight nurses and flight respiratory therapists who are on-call whenever a transport patient needs to be airlifted. The transport team also is involved with patient transports in ambulances and fixed-wing aircraft, flown to pick up patients across the region and state. (Clark, 6/10)
University Of Kansas Health System's Newest Hospital Opens Monday In Overland Park
It’s been a busy few months for The University of Kansas Health System, formerly known as The University of Kansas Hospital. Its new $100 million hospital at 107th Street and Nall Avenue in Overland Park opens Monday following two years of construction. That comes on the heels of its acquisition of the Environmental Protection Agency building in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. (Margolies, 6/8)