ISSUES: The Challenges Facing Rural Healthcare - Part 2

As the national healthcare system undergoes unprecedented changes, from new payment and service delivery models to new policies and regulations under the Affordable Care Act, rural hospitals face a unique set of challenges. Continuing our series on the issues of rural healthcare, the following articles and editorials provide a variety of perspectives. 

Rural and Independent Hospitals: Going It Alone or Teaming Up?
Written by Beth A. Nelson, H&HN, February 5, 2015
Local Programs Key to Maintaining Rural Health Care
Written by William M. Dugan Jr., MD, Founder, Indiana Community Cancer Care Indianapolis, Letters to the Editor, Indianapolis Star, January 15,2015

HIP 2.0 Sends Lifeline to Rural Hospitals
Written by Douglas J. Leonard, President, Indiana Hospital Association, Letters - Indianapolis Business Journal, February 9-15, 2015