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  • Providence Alaska

    Richard Priore, ScD, FACHE, and Michael Bernstein, MD

    The leadership of Providence Alaska in Anchorage was concerned that the movement to value-based care could be incongruent with the perspectives and perceptions of its largely independent clinical staff. The future success of the system was anticipated to be mostly predicated on how tightly aligned it could be with its physicians.

  • Q&A: Inside the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model

    Maggie Van Dyke

    Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model, Endless Mountains Health System, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Montrose, located some 40 miles north of Scranton, had seen year-over-year declines in revenues. “We were seeing a declining population in our rural service area and declines in reimbursement,” says CEO Loren Stone, FACHE. “We were looking for a way to stabilize our operating and financial environment.” 

  • Transitional Care Success

    Ashish D. Parikh, MD, and Ashish D. Parikh, MD

    In the more than eight years since the inception of Summit Health’s transitional care management program, several “tricks of the trade” have become apparent.

  • Operational Advancements

    Help for Ailing Community Hospitals

    David Domingue, FACHE

    Even before the pandemic, economic sustainability was a challenge for community and rural hospitals, given the operational and financial issues they faced daily. The pandemic’s impact has made it even tougher for many to remain fiscally sound. In this environment, community-based hospitals need to do something different, not just better, to attain long-term sustainability.