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Critical Access Hospital and CAH Coalition Member Union General Hospital of Union Parish, Louisiana, started an anti-bullying campaign in order to address increased bullying and suicide rates. Union General Hospital holds three services a year at local schools entitled, "Union Parish: Together We Can Be Bully Free" and thousands of...

Physicians Assistants and Nurse Practitioners have been in increased demand, and that demand will continue to increase as telemedicine integrations allow for physicians to aide PAs and NPs in rural hospitals where they would not work otherwise. Read a case study about how this practice has worked in Kansas below.    ...

HRSA announced nearly $282 million in awards to primary health care clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and NURSE Corps Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs.  HRSA hopes to expand the health care workforce in rural America with these funds. Applications are due December 6th.    ...

North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Missouri, was profiled by CNN in acknowledgment of the great success of their hospital. Once facing serious financial hardship, Ruleville has greatly expanded and now serves as a key economic center and provides critical, life-saving care to surrounding rural communities.   ...

President Donald Trump asked Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to work with his Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) on a short-term health bill. This week, it was announced that the HELP Committee leaders struck a deal and would be releasing the text of a bipartisan bill. Though the President...

All 13 members of the Virginia Congressional delegation sent a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin over concerns about the level of VA’s late payments to hospitals participating in the VA Choice Program. The VA Choice Program was created in 2014 to better enable veterans to seek care in their communities if they...

Providers in Presque Isle, ME, spoke with WAGM about the decrease in debt they have seen since the enaction of the Affordable Care Act. With the current conversations around repeal and replace of the affordable care act, cuts to Medicaid could reverse the progress smaller, rural, and Critical Access Hospitals...

  The National Rural Health Resource Center published a guide to help critical access hospitals and rural health clinics develop a Sliding Fee Scale Discount Program. The guide is also supposed to help CAHs and RHCs understand how the sliding fee scale discount programs “relate to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(...

The Hartford Courant reports that those living in rural connecticut face the most difficulty with transportation to adequate health care. Per National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data, "Connecticut’s rural residents die at higher rates than their city and suburban counterparts and a large percentage of those deaths may be...