Balanced Scorecards for Small Rural Hospitals: Concept Overview and Implementation Guidance

Mountain States Group

The purpose of this publication is to describe the process of implementing a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) initiative in a small rural hospital setting, including how to identify if an organization is ready for the implementation phase, what the various steps are in the process, what key principles need to be considered that are common to rural hospitals, and what a rural hospital Balanced Scorecard would look like.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,121 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.