This article is Part 2 of our three-part series; find Part 1 here. We had the opportunity to interview D. David Sniff, Senior Advisor & Consultant and Roger L. Holloway, Senior Healthcare Consultant on the challenges facing rural healthcare systems.
COORS: With all of these challenges, what are some of the options available to CAHs or other rural hospitals?
We hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. Can you believe 2016 is just around the corner?
The holidays are here, and the last place anyone wants to be this time of year is as a patient at a hospital. That said, the holidays also bring an increase in patients seeking elective surgery, most likely due to the recovery time. Thanks to time off work and being surrounded by family members, it’s the best time of year for many. Some studies have shown that surgeries can increase up to 20% during the holidays.