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Ensuring Access with a Hospital’s Conversion to a Freestanding Emergency Department

Description
Outlines Ellijay, Georgia-based North Georgia Medical Center's transition from a traditional community hospital to a freestanding emergency department (ED). Shares administrative, legal, and logistical challenges that, once overcome, resulted in Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Emergency Services - a successful, community-focused freestanding ED.
Date
11/2017
Type
Document
Organization
American Hospital Association Section for Small or Rural Hospitals
Tagged as
Access · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Emergency department and urgent care services · Hospitals · Service delivery models · Georgia