The Community Hospital: A Lesson in Surviving and Thriving

Thursday, November 3, 2016
4:00 PM–5:15 PM
Meeting Room 3
Breakout Sessions

Moderator: Tim Smart, Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report

In an age of rampant hospital mergers and consolidation, millions of patients still receive care at community and public hospitals. While these institutions often serve high-need populations in urban and rural areas, many of them are struggling to stay open. Indeed, dozens of rural facilities have closed in the last several years, leaving residents with less access to quality care. Still, some institutions are finding ways to adapt by utilizing telehealth, revamping quality and patient safety, building creative community and government partnerships, and more. Hear from the leaders of several public and community hospitals that are thriving at a precarious time for many of their peers.