Why is rural hospital staffing so difficult?

Physician shortages impact hospitals and patients across the country, but rural hospital staffing is even more difficult. These hospitals depend on general practitioners, like hospitalists and nocturnist, to fill the gaps in specialist coverage. Factors are conspiring to make the hunt for hospitalists even more challenging:

  • Growth: Demand continues to outpace supply
  • Competition: Salaries are rising
  • Repercussions: Turnover is increasing

Take the first step toward a solution. Consider telemedicine coverage.

RURAL HOSPITAL STAFFING

Rural Patients Receive
Care in the Community

CASE STUDY: ANTHONY MEDICAL CENTER

This 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in Kansas looked to Eagle Telemedicine to meet its need for hospitalist coverage.

PROBLEM

Finding Hospitalist coverage
in a rural community

CHALLENGE

Maintain access to care

without hiring a full-time provider

SOLUTION

Eagle TeleHospitalists