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2018 PDC Summit

1965 - Rethinking Rural Health Care Facilities as Community Engagement Portals

Mar 27, 2018 8:15am ‐ Mar 27, 2018 9:15am

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


Falling reimbursements and the shift away from inpatient care create a challenge for hospitals to balance business, resources, and services provided. As population migrates toward cities, rural health care faces a larger problem in financial sustainability, and an increase in mergers and acquisitions has added pressure on rural hospitals to look at innovative and nontraditional ways to remain viable. Learn how a more community-oriented and sustainable rural health care facility is being created with a facility master plan and non-traditional solutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize current population health issues at play in rural hospitals and potential realignment of services.  
  • Identify the key variables used to forecast bed need and determine feasible facility strategies.
  • Explore consumer-oriented design as a means of community engagement and a resource for population health management.
  • Identify effective solutions to repurpose rural health facilities in the era of declining inpatient services and increased specialization.



Credits: None available.

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Richard Whitaker
3/29/18 12:14 pm

The content was a bit dry, but there were a few items learned