In Depth: Vaccine Hesitancy Signals Arrival of Challenging “New Normal” for Rural Hospitals

Chartis, in partnership with the National Rural Hospital Association, conducted a survey and published the results as a paper entitled  Vaccine Hesitancy Signals Arrival of Challenging “New Normal” for Rural Hospitals  In this, the latest in a series of “in depth” analyses, I will summarize and comment on the paper. From the introduction Our examination of […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the American Hospital Association’s 2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda

The American Hospital Association, in publishing their most recent Rural Advocacy Agenda, notes…. Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic conditions, have complex health needs exacerbated by social determinants such as food insecurity, unstable housing and lack of transportation. ACUTE CARE, INC. agrees with this assessment and supports the AHA’s agenda From our perspective as a […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports including Rural Hospital Infrastructure in The American Jobs Plan

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports the National Rural Hospital Association’s (NRHA’s) letter to the US Senate and House leadership, requesting funding for rural health facility infrastructure investment. Excerpts from this letter: https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/NRHA/media/Emerge_NRHA/Advocacy/Comment%20letters/04-16-21-NRHA-infrastructure-package-comment-letter.pdf NRHA is eager to continue to work with Congress to craft the American Jobs Plan, commonly referred to as ‘the infrastructure package,’ to provide […]

In Depth: ACEP Rural Emergency Care Task Force 2020, Part 2

The 2020 Rural Emergency Care Task Force, convened by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Board of Directors, began work in June 2020 and published a report in October. The 24 page summary can be accessed here. The goal of this series of two articles will be to further distill and explain the findings from […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports ACEP’s Saving Millions Campaign

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP’s) Saving Millions campaign.  This campaign is designed to promote the value of emergency medicine to policymakers and to the general public. Campaign tools include print ads, a video, and animated infographic. From an ACEP press release:  Patient satisfaction with emergency care is high, according to a new poll […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: the CEO Coalition’s The Heart of Safety: Protecting Our Healthcare Workforce Declaration of Principles

ACUTE  CARE, INC. supports CEO Coalition’s  Declaration of Principles for the physical and emotional safety and just treatment of all who work in healthcare. In early 2021, CEOs from leading hospitals and health systems across the U.S. convened virtually to examine standards of safety and trust for healthcare team members at every level of their organizations. […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: the Polaris Project

ACUTE  CARE, INC. supports the mission and methods of the Polaris Project, a non-profit organization that is a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom Since 2007, Polaris has operated the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, which provides 24/7 support and a variety of options for survivors of human […]

In Depth: ACEP Rural Emergency Care Task Force 2020, Part 1

The 2020 Rural Emergency Care Task Force, convened by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Board of Directors, began work in June 2020 and published a report in October. The 24 page summary can be accessed here. The goal of this series of two articles will be to further distill and explain the findings from […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

ACUTE CARE, INC. supports the mission, vision and values of the the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). SAEM was formed in 1989 from the amalgamation of the University Association for Emergency Medicine (UAEM) and the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine (STEM). For over twenty years, STEM and UAEM helped promote and develop the […]

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports: Emergency Nurses Association Quality and Timely Access to Emergency Care Public Policy Agenda

While the entire ENA Public Policy Agenda is well-considered and in its entirety worthy of consideration, ACUTE CARE, INC. seeks to draw attention to, and express support for the Quality and Timely Access to Emergency Care portion of the plan. Support Programs to Enhance Access and Improve Care for Patients with Mental Illness ENA will support policies aimed at […]