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3 Tips to Sustainability for Rural Hospital CEOs

Analysis  |  By Jay Asser  
   February 13, 2024

David Schreiner shares strategies for other leaders in rural settings trying to keep their doors open.

CEOs of rural hospitals are dealing with their own unique set of challenges for remaining financially viable.

To have and sustain success right now as a rural facility, leaders must be willing to be more proactive than reactive, says David Schreiner, CEO of Dixon, Illinois-based Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital.

Not every strategy will work, but Schreiner believes in fighting to keep rural hospitals locally owned because of the impact on quality of care.

Below, Schreiner gives three simple tips to fellow rural hospital CEOs for staying up and running for the long haul:

Jay Asser is the contributing editor for strategy at HealthLeaders. 

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