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Rural Means Older and Sicker, Data Confirms

Federal data confirms what we know about rural hospitals and the care they deliver, and allows those of us who care about access to make a compelling case for providing good care to this population.

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CA Fines 8 Hospitals for Medical Errors

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2014

As Medicare Advantage Cuts Loom, Disagreement Over Program’s Stability

Christopher Cheney, for HealthLeaders Media, July 28, 2014

Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014

AK hospitals in spat over patient agreements

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, July 28, 2014

High prices raise questions about hospitals' charity status

Santa Fe New Mexican, July 28, 2014

Other hospitals help Hopkins pay $190 milion settlement

The Baltimore Sun, July 28, 2014

Sanford Health settles lawsuit alleging kickbacks to doctors

Argus Leader, July 28, 2014

New pay model leads some physicians to leave Mercy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 28, 2014

NY state healthcare experiment emphasizes prevention

The Times Union, July 28, 2014

Hospital or hotel? New hospitals take cues from hospitality industry

The Post and Courier, July 28, 2014

New Orleans East Hospital opens quietly, still seeking accreditation

NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune, July 25, 2014

Two Americas on healthcare, and danger of further division

The New York Times, July 24, 2014

Uncompensated costs, regulations hurting rural KY hospitals

The Ledger Independent, July 24, 2014

Contradictory Obamacare Rulings Issued by Appellate Courts

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 22, 2014

NH hospitals form umbrella group to explore lowering costs

New Hampshire Public Radio, July 22, 2014

Rural IA hospital courts urban patients

Des Moines Register, July 21, 2014

AL Hospitals Taking Hit

Insurance News Net / Decatur Daily, July 21, 2014

Weeks after fire, Crittenden Regional Hospital (TN) has re-opened

Memphis Business Journal, July 21, 2014

As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2014

Texas Health partners with CVS on walk-in health clinics

Dallas Business Journals, July 18, 2014

Sepsis Success

Some hospitals are addressing sepsis by quickly identifying high-risk patients in the emergency department and treating them to stop progression.

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