Financially Fragile Rural Hospitals: Mergers and Closures
Holmes M | JANUARY 2015
INVITED COMMENTARY Rural hospitals serve as major sources of health care and employment for their communities, but recently they have been under increased financial stress. What are the causes of this stress, and how have hospitals and their communities responded?
Finding and Keeping Health Care Providers in Rural Communities: Culture Change in Recruitment at Rural Health Group
Harris BO | JANUARY 2015
INVITED COMMENTARY Transforming rural primary care is possible only when leadership is committed to a core set of competencies. Northeastern North Carolina, not always seen as an attractive locale for health professionals, has been developing a primary care medical home that emphasizes team-based care built upon respect, trust, and professionalism.
Mental Health Recovery
Dihoff DG, Weaver M | MAY 2012
INVITED COMMENTARY North Carolina has new opportunities for orienting its mental health care system toward client recovery as the system shifts to managed care with the possibility of offering more innovative services. Ways of accomplishing this reorientation are explored and instances of progress are noted.