Our experience and strategic excellence in the rural industry
Exploring uncharted territory is familiar terrain for our leadership.
Rural Healthcare is under threat. Long standing designations and rural payment programs for Medicare- and Medicaid-reliant communities are regularly threatened with cuts or elimination.
It’s time to lead through innovation. After considerable research and careful planning, we believe the future of healthcare is moving towards community-based care. Involving not only hospitals and physicians, but also patients, families, businesses, and the community. The first step in our new vision for healthcare is establishing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This is the best way to secure a stable future for our hospitals and the communities we serve. There will be winners and losers in this changing healthcare industry. Forming an alliance will equip our rural communities to maintain healthcare services in an evolving and competitive marketplace. So what exactly is an ACO and how will it affect your practice and your patient’s care?