Mergers may not be best solution for rural hospitals' woes

It's no secret that rural hospitals struggle to survive, and on the face of it the solution for many of them is to seek a partnership with another provider, merge or be acquired. But that may not be the best way for them to persevere in the long-term, according to a recent Hospitals & Health Networks blog post. Staying independent may be the best chance for rural providers to remain flexible enough to adapt to market changes. And more limited partnerships and collaborations may also be the solution to address financial shortfalls. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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