5 ALTERNATIVE PATHS TO PROFITABILITY

Combat the Closure Epidemic Successfully managing a rural hospital or clinic requires creative approaches to maximize potential revenue-generating opportunities. Unfortunately, there have been 94 rural hospital closings from January 2010 until December 2018, making closings one of the biggest issues to overcome in hospital management of rural facilities. With rural populations requiring enough staff and specialists to […]

GIVING THANKS TO RURAL HEROES

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many of us begin to shift into a more pensive mode, pondering the many things we have to be thankful for. Here at AB Med, we are no different. As the day our country has set aside to celebrate and appreciate the blessings we enjoy draws closer, we think […]

RURAL HEARTACHES

Cardiovascular Disease in Rural America In the United States, someone suffers a heart attack every 40 seconds, and events related to cardiovascular disease kill more than one person per minute. Often, heart attack survivors suffer debilitating damage that impairs their ability to live a normal life. In addition, heart arrhythmias, leaky valves, and cholesterol-clogged arteries […]

ANNUAL NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK

AB Med would like to recognize the special men and women who keep us safe everyday. Please help us in celebrating Annual National Emergency Medical Services Week with a big “thanks” to all EMS members! From the volunteers in rural communities, flight crews, big city squads, first responders including police and fire…We honestly hope nobody […]

ORAL HEALTH DISPARITIES IN RURAL AMERICA

Adequate oral health care is a consistent issue in many communities throughout the United States, but especially in rural communities. Oral diseases can significally limit the ability to eat and speak as well as negatively impact the appearance of the affected person. The consequences encompass decreased economic growth and lowered quality of life. Rural communities […]

NETWORKING IN HEALTHCARE

Network or not work —Stephen Rosen One of the most common reasons professionals network is related to job-seeking. Networking has become the go-to solution when seeking employment or new employment opportunities; however, networking is not just for job hunting. Networking is about building relationships. Who you know, who they know, and who knows you are […]