Struggling CAHs should consider redesigns

Rural critical access hospitals are going through some tough times, but rethinking their design could lift some of the financial burdens, according to Healthcare Design Magazine. Among them are repositioning the nursing station to make it closer to the most pertinent medical departments; creating a greater emphasis on outpatient care; and improving the overall patient experience, particularly by reducing preventable falls and streamlining the distances they have to travel for the bathroom and other basic services. >> Read the full article at FierceHealthcare