Promising Flex Program Initiatives to Support Critical Access Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on promising State Flex Program (SFP) strategies to support Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and address priority needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights initiatives implemented by SFPs in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. Discusses strategies regarding support for frontline staff, staff communication, communication to rural communities, clinical and service improvement, and CAH and Rural Health Clinic financial performance. Discusses ongoing considerations and concerns.
Celia Jewell, Sara Kahn-Troster, John Gale
Flex Monitoring Team
Critical Access Hospitals · Emergency preparedness and response · Healthcare business and finance · Infectious diseases · Occupational health and safety · Alaska · Arizona · Idaho · Kentucky · Montana · Pennsylvania · Wyoming