Three PYA consultants were the guest presenters in a national rural health education series. On July 11, 2023, Senior Manager Marcy Cent, Senior Staff Consultant Emily Oades, and Principal Brian Fuller presented, Rural Health Service Lines: A Bottom-Up Approach, during the Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute’s Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH) webinar.
The presentation helped attendees understand the benefits of service line development in rural health communities and how to implement a successful service line strategy. The consultants demonstrated how PYA’s bottom-up approach to developing service lines emphasizes specific patient populations, local provider needs, and capacities of rural areas and considers the financial implications of service line development.
CORH partners with rural hospitals to identify needs and leverage resources to “preserve access to equitable, sustainable, quality health care for rural communities,” according to its website. The organization provides a variety of technical assistance, including monthly educational webinars, to rural facilities, providers, and communities across the U.S.
For guidance on service line strategies for rural health organizations, financial impact on critical access hospitals, or any matter related to strategic planning, optimization, and advisory services for physicians and health systems, one of our executive contacts would be happy to assist. Contact them at the e-mails below or by calling (800) 270-9629.