Rural communities – and the Chambers of Commerce that serve them – must work harder than most to attract new businesses to their area.  The possibility of a hospital closing makes that already difficult job almost impossible, no business owner wants to bring a company to an area that can not provide adequate/timely healthcare to their families and employees.  A hospital closure can mean more than just the loss of THOSE jobs, it can mean the death knell for bringing NEW jobs to the community. 

Helping your hospitals avoid HRRP penalties, sponsoring and supporting Rural HealthCare Coops, and facilitating Community Paramedicine groups can mean the difference between keeping your local hospital profitable and afloat versus watching it slip beneath the waves.  
Contact Rural Health Resources to find out more about partnering and helping keep your Critical Access Hospitals viable.