FQHC Roles and Opportunities Related to Rural Hospital Financial Distress and Closure
Resource Topic: Finance, Governance, HIT/Data, Operations, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Programs and Services, Leadership.
Keywords: Access to Care, Rural Health Services.
Year Developed: 2021
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.)
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: This publication, prepared with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, provides a high-level examination of the lived experiences of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve rural communities, particularly in the context of rural hospital financial distress and closure. (Released in 2021)
Resource Details: Utilizing a recently conducted national assessment of rural FQHCs, it seeks to document health centers’ experiences with hospital distress and closure over the past five years and to evaluate the extent to which these centers have and can play an instrumental role in preserving access to care under these difficult circumstances.