National Rural Health Association http://hppr.org en Rural Kansas hospital discovers cure for physician shortage http://hppr.org/post/rural-kansas-hospital-discovers-cure-physician-shortage <p></p><p>Although 25 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 10 percent of doctors do.&nbsp; Finding physicians willing to live on the prairie is a serious problem in Kansas.&nbsp; Kearny County Hospital had that problem.&nbsp; The small hospital is rural, very rural with five people per square mile, but the little hospital has found a solution according to a <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2014/jul/07/rural-kansas-hospital-focuses-mission-driven-medic/">recent article by the Kansas Health Institute.</a></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 34425 at http://hppr.org Rural Kansas hospital discovers cure for physician shortage HHS Report Recommendations Put Small Rural Hospitals at Risk http://hppr.org/post/hhs-report-recommendations-put-small-rural-hospitals-risk <p></p><p>The United States Department of Health and Human Services issued a report with recommendations that, if acted upon, could put hundreds of small, rural hospitals in jeopardy according to an <strong><a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/sep/09/inspector-generals-report-has-rural-hospitals-worr/">article by the Kansas Health Institute</a></strong>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 21386 at http://hppr.org HHS Report Recommendations Put Small Rural Hospitals at Risk