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Why Rural EDs Are Struggling to Survive
A statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shines a light on just how wide the gap is...
In CO, a tale of two hospitals
Aspen Valley Hospital will give its employees an average pay increase of 2.4% this month, while the Vail Valley...
ACOs Offer Opportunities for Physician Executives
Improving clinical outcomes and lowering medical costs, tenets of the accountable care organization, require a specific...
Wright Memorial Readies $30M MO Hospital
The Trenton, MO hospital, part of the not-for-profit 11-hospital Saint Luke's Health System, has a 24/7...
David Nichols, Tangier Island Physician, Dead at 62
Nichols, a primary care physician who for more than three decades served as the only healthcare provider for a remote...
VA island dealt blow after building new clinic
For more than 30 years, Dr. David Nichols has piloted a plane or a helicopter across the Chesapeake Bay on his day off...
Bill that would offer free malpractice coverage faces hurdles
House lawmakers moving legislation to lure physicians to medically underserved areas are hoping the politics...
Towns need doctors, and the doctors need visas
Scores of novice doctors attended a job fair in late September in Manhattan that featured chamber of commerce brochures...
Congress allows Medicare physician scarcity incentives to expire
Congress allowed a Medicare bonus payment program to expire at the end of June, resulting in a 5% reduction in Medicare...
Study: Med schools can boost rural physician supply
A new study has found that if each medical school adds a rural training program, they would more than double the number...
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