Critical Access Hospitals

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Ellenville Regional Hospital – Managing The Opioid Epidemic: Collaboration Between A Critical Access Hospital And A Federally Qualified Healthcare Center

Issue Quantitative and qualitative analysis of Emergency Department visits at Ellenville Regional Hospital, a critical access hospital, revealed that a significant subpopulation was driving hospital utilization due to chronic pain. These visits often resulted in the administration and/or prescription of opioids. Solution The solution was to reduce the use of opioids as a treatment option […]

Lessons from a Rural Healthcare Revival

By Todd Bengtson, Sr. Director, Key Accounts, Intalere Rural healthcare providers today, especially those seeking to maintain some level of independence or autonomy, face very difficult circumstances. According to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), nearly 50 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and close to 300 others are in financial difficulty. There are several […]