November 17, 2022
Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals serve an essential role protecting access to care in their communities.
On National Rural Health Day, HAP celebrates Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals for the outstanding care they provide across the commonwealth. The annual observance highlights the “Power of Rural” health care providers and the innovative ways they are delivering care.
Rural hospitals face unique financial challenges, and they also care for a patient population that tends to be older, has more chronic conditions and health disparities, and would otherwise struggle to access the services they need to be healthy.
As we celebrate Rural Health Day, here are five things to know from the American Hospital Association’s recent report on rural hospitals:
HAP is committed to helping Pennsylvania’s rural hospitals address the financial challenges threatening their ability to deliver outstanding care. For example, Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model provides a sustainable model of care, ensuring rural hospitals can count on stable revenue sources as they transform care in their communities.
HAP celebrates our rural hospitals for their exemplary care and will continue to advocate for resources that will preserve rural health care across the commonwealth.
For additional information about Rural Health Day or Pennsylvania’s Rural Health Model, contact Kate Slatt, HAP’s vice president, innovative payment and care delivery.
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