Tag Archive for ‘critical access hospitals’
Critical access hospitals continue to provide vital services to rural patients
The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.
Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care
Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.
ACS advocacy efforts in 2017 that will affect rural surgery
Two legislative issues of importance to rural surgeons—the Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act and the Critical Access Hospital 96-hour rule—are summarized.
RS3—the Montana Rural Surgery Support System—is a model for surgical care in rural CAHs
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
Rural surgery and the volume dilemma
The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.
Total hip and total knee replacement certification focuses on continuum of care
The key elements of TJC’s total hip and total knee replacement certification program are described in this month’s column
ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule
This month’s column provides an overview of the 96-hour rule and the ACS’ efforts to develop a legislative solution to repeal the law.