HEALTH BEAT Critical condition
Do patients receive worse care when theyre admitted to a critical access rural hospital? A new study suggests they do, and that these smaller hospitals not only have lower-quality processes of care an... Posted on 7/13/11 at 10:45 AM
GRAND FORKS -- Last fall, Brooke Conlin of Grand Forks had three massive cysts in her abdomen -- one was half the size of a football, the others were each as big as a grapefruit. She had no idea they were there.
Ten rural North Dakota communities, including Bowman’s Southwest Healthcare Services, will benefit from grants provided to small hospitals. The grants are provided through the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program administered through the Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
North Dakota’s congressional delegation continues to work on finding ways to assist the Richardton and Dickinson hospitals in creating a path where a transfer of enhanced Medicare reimbursement status can be transferred.
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