A community hospital is a place where care comes to the patient, vs. the other way around. In rural areas, it can be difficult for wound care patients who need to travel long distances for weekly appointments or daily hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions. Our guest contributor, Arlene Harms, CEO of Rio Grande Hospital, explains how a small group of people in rural Colorado turned their dream into a reality.
As we evaluate wound care programs across the country, we often hear this question from hospital executives. "We see a lot of patients in our clinic, but we aren't making any money. Why?" This post highlights three key areas that hospital leadership should understand about wound care program finances.
In today's healthcare environment, it's important to find innovative ways to save on costs while improving patient outcomes and maximizing profits. One of the most compelling areas for consideration is to merge inpatient and outpatient wound care programs.