Tim Putnam, president and CEO of Margaret Mary Health, Batesville, Ind., explains the different roles that a critical access hospital's staff, management and board need to take on to keep operations in order and ready for the future, in a video interview with Marty Stempniak, senior writer for H&HN.
PHOENIX — The U.S government has some huge decisions looming on the horizon, which could have even bigger implications for rural hospitals across the country, and the more than 50 million people they serve. The field can't afford to remain on the sidelines.
The water crisis in Flint, Mich. has forced the government to take quick action to provide safe water to its residents and has pushed health care systems within the city limits to take further steps to guarantee their patients and staff have access to a safe water supply.
Hot off the presses is the 2016–2021 FutureScan Healthcare Trends and Implications environmental assessment. The annual survey identifies the eight most important emerging issues and trends in health care for the next five years.