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Rural Means Older and Sicker, Data Confirms

Federal data confirms what we know about rural hospitals and the care they deliver, and allows those of us who care about access to make a compelling case for providing good care to this population.

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Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division

The New York Times, July 24, 2014

Uncompensated costs, regulations hurting rural KY hospitals

The Ledger Independent, July 24, 2014

Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 22, 2014

NH hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs

New Hampshire Public Radio, July 22, 2014

Rural IA hospital courts urban patients

Des Moines Register, July 21, 2014

AL Hospitals Taking Hit

Insurance News Net / Decatur Daily, July 21, 2014

Weeks after fire, Crittenden Regional Hospital (TN) has re-opened

Memphis Business Journal, July 21, 2014

As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2014

Texas Health partners with CVS on walk-in health clinics

Dallas Business Journals, July 18, 2014

CareFirst Announces PCMH Program Results

Lena J. Weiner, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2014

Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 17, 2014

Specialty care is a challenge in some ACA plans

Kaiser Health News / Houston Public Media, July 17, 2014

LSU hospital privatization deals cost less than expected

The Times Picayune / Associated Press, July 17, 2014

Seton Medical Center workers seek to preserve jobs, services with sale of hospital

The San Francisco Examiner, July 17, 2014

'Boot camp' teaches doctor, nurse teamwork

Democrat & Chronicle, July 17, 2014

Flu shots lag among MA acute-care workers, regulators find

The Boston Globe, July 17, 2014

Registered nurses increasingly delay retirement, study finds

Kaiser Health News, July 17, 2014

The case for concierge medicine

The Atlantic, July 17, 2014

HCA boosts guidance as hospital chain's profit beats estimates

Bloomberg Businessweek, July 16, 2014

Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 15, 2014

Sepsis Success

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression.

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