We in health care have much work to do to improve the care experience for patients and their providers. If we are to succeed, we must be fearless in trying new things, embracing innovation, and helping new ideas come to life.
With a perspective that spans direct patient care and health system leadership, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, says that if health care providers are truly committed to patient health, then they must deepen their commitment to prevention, patient engagement, and care redesign.
NRHA’s Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation’s largest rural health conference, created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.
Nearly 70 years after first opening its doors, Scotland Neck’s critical access hospital will close its emergency room, inpatient beds and other acute care services at the end of the month. Like many small, rural hospitals, Our Community just couldn’t pull in enough revenue.