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Training HR Candidates in Rural Areas HR candidates with training and experience in healthcare settings can be hard to come by in rural areas across the United States. This guide will touch on ideas regarding how your facility is compensating and recruiting employees, how to train employees in the healthcare industry, going through HIPAA Privacy [...]

Physician contracts generally cover many aspects of work and consider incentives and compensation. These agreements should reflect the behaviors that the hospital encourages in their employees and consider the rights of the contracted physicians.

For hospital districts to expand, a district must begin by reviewing the applicable statutes in either the Special District Local Laws Code or Health & Safety Code. If there is no applicable statute, a district cannot expand without first amending its enabling legislation to permit the expansion.

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.

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The Toolbox is designed to contain tools that rural hospitals use to face their unique challenges.