Partnerships: Positioning Hospitals for the Future (Part 1)
Speaker: Brian Haapala, Stroudwater Associates
Historically, "affiliating" with a larger health system meant losing all control over the services that would be maintained in rural communities. Today, the market has changed and in many ways, the changes favor rural providers. Affiliations no longer have to follow the "hub and spoke" approach dominated by systems when rural providers understand their value and position in an industry that is moving toward population health and a system that is affordable and efficient for delivering care, that maintains access to medical care and produces health for the community. Rural providers can't do this all under their own roof and need to create interdependence with other providers in creating a system of care. This two-part webinar series will provide practice tools, advice and case studies for how to accomplish these goals.