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Nearly 28% of new employees quit inside 90 days of employment due to poor onboarding procedures. Effective onboarding increases retention rates and employee satisfaction and lowers stress on both the employee and employer ends. These techniques should extend beyond the training period of the new hires.

Emergency Cash Flow Planning Resources that Rural Healthcare and Rural Providers should be accessing immediately.

The goal outcomes of the Community Health Development Approach are improving the overall health status of the population and increasing the community’s capacity to handle health issues.

With a staggering number of rural hospitals having closed in recent years, learning the best practices for effective governing is essential for revitalizing our rural healthcare systems. A strong governance within hospital management is imperative for the continual growth of the rural hospital systems across the United States.

This document serves as a guide for hospitals to learn what is required of them when Pricing Transparency is implemented on January 1, 2021, how to properly make standard charges public, using their current price estimator tool in place of the Shoppable Services file, and what they should be doing now to best prepare for January 1, 2021.

The Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a source of confusion for many hospitals. This document will serve as a guide to define what the PPP is, discuss the new FTE safe harbor, instructions on applying early for forgiveness, and includes information on current qualified expenditures.

Effective grant writing is both an art and a science that requires an understanding of the availability of funding, alignment of an institution’s mission with that of the funder, responsiveness to sponsor requests, an understanding of basic budgeting, attention to detail, and a commitment of time and resources.

Rural facilities are challenged to maintain and sustain high impact Quality Improvement (QI) Programs due to limited access to QI experts and resources. Additionally, QI teams lack system-wide support of QI and Process Improvement (PI) Projects developed to drive change.

Recruitment is a difficult and vital process for all hospitals but is especially crucial for rural ones. As a whole the country is facing a physician shortage with an estimated deficit ranging anywhere between forty-five and one-hundred-twenty thousand physicians.

With fierce competition for a qualified candidate might come the need to retool the marketing around the position being hired for, most importantly the job posting. A few easy steps can make your practice’s position more appealing to potential candidates, generating more interest in your practice and allowing you a wider pool for choosing.

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