Hybrid / Rural

The challenges rural hospitals face today are as great, if not greater, than at any point in history. According to the National Rural Health Association, 48 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and over 280 others are at-risk of closing. With approximately 25% of the population living in rural areas, rural hospitals need a committed partner that can help them survive, allowing them to continue to provide healthcare to the rural population. For over 10 years, HospitalMD has been that committed partner!

This commitment led to the design of our Hybrid Medicine program. This Hybrid program allows a physician to be the “house-doc” by providing Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist services simultaneously.  This allows rural hospitals to provide a 24-hr Hospitalist service without the traditional cost! This helps rural hospitals maximize revenue through capturing inpatient out-migration. As more and more primary care physicians (PCPs) choose to focus on their office practice, they begin transferring many of their inpatients to neighboring hospitals that offer a Hospitalist service. With our Hybrid program you never need to worry about losing those patients again! With increased inpatient revenues of over $1 Million per year, our Hybrid program is truly revolutionizing rural healthcare for our clients! The sections that follow will provide you with a glimpse of how HospitalMD views a number of important topics that impact the financial and clinical success of rural hospitals. We attempt to provide you with not only our philosophy on these topics, but also examples of how we implement our service to achieve the highest levels of success. Some consistent themes you will find throughout these pages and within our organization are:
  • Integrating the business of medicine with clinical expertise
  • Maximizing Revenue
  • Purposeful Leadership
  • Common Goals and Alignment
  • Accountability
We trust you will find the following information relevant and informative as you begin your journey of evaluating your service options that best fit your needs. We understand that for you to achieve the level of success in your hospital and community that you expect and deserve, you must have a partner that matches your level of commitment. HospitalMD exhibits that commitment to our clients, which is why we are quickly becoming the partner of choice for so many rural hospitals! We look forward to an opportunity to learn more about you and your hospital!