Rural healthcare is facing a crisis in the United States with many hospitals closing, forcing residents to travel further for adequate healthcare. However, there are a few organizations who work on reversing this issue by focusing their efforts on struggling Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) to deliver quality care closer to rural communities where the next option may be over an hour away.
A Critical Access Hospital is a designation created by Congress through the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals by allowing their services to remain in the populations they serve.
Affinity Health Partners is a healthcare management organization dedicated to guiding struggling rural health facilities through the challenges of improving all aspects of operating a facility, including technology, provider recruitment, regulatory issues, billing, capital equipment, and more.
We recently participated in a healthcare related episode of Viewpoint with Dennis Quaid. It was an honor to share our passion for healthcare with the fans of Viewpoint to educate the public about the rural health crisis and how we are meeting the challenge. You can view the piece by clicking the button below.