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Resources by Topic: Hospitals

Rural Emergency Hospitals
Provides an overview of the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) provider designation. Outlines the services REHs provide and REH Conditions of Participation. Describes the facilities that are eligible to become an REH, the Medicare enrollment process, and technical assistance to REHs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Quality, Safety & Oversight - Guidance to Laws & Regulations: Critical Access Hospitals
Provides basic information about survey protocols and interpretive guidelines for Critical Access Hospitals. Includes links to Appendix W of the State Operations Manual and related information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Roadmap to Strong Rural Health Care
Provides information on sustaining rural hospitals and clinics, growing the rural healthcare workforce in Nebraska, improving access to post-acute hospital care, improving rural well-being, and preserving emergency medical services, among other topics related to rural healthcare in Nebraska.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Nebraska Hospital Association, Nebraska Rural Health Association
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NARHC/3RNET Critical Access Hospital and Rural Health Clinic Job Board
Job board listing openings at Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Includes RHC and CAH jobs added to 3RNET's website. Searchable by profession/specialty and state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: 3RNET, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Rural Health Grants: State Fact Sheets
Shares information on Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) investments by state in Fiscal Year 2023 to increase healthcare access, strengthen health networks, and focus on care quality improvements for Critical Access Hospitals and small rural hospitals. Individual state fact sheets list grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional districts.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Emergency Hospitals Topic Guide
Provides resources and answers frequently asked questions regarding the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Addresses eligibility for REH status, services and staffing requirements, reimbursement, who to contact for assistance, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Emergency Hospital Technical Assistance Center
Provides technical assistance to rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals interested in examining the feasibility of converting to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Also offers support throughout the application process, planning for REH conversion, and implementing service changes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Redesign Center
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Estimates of Emergency Department Visits in the United States, 2016-2021
Interactive table displaying both counts and rates of emergency department visits from 2016-2021 for the 10 leading primary diagnoses and reasons for visit. Data can be stratified by patient and hospital characteristics, including being in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) or non-MSA.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Georgia Rural Counties with Rural Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Rural Counties without a Hospital: Rural Hospital Organization Assistance Act of 2017
County-level map with shadings showing Georgia counties with populations less than 50,000, locations of rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and rural counties with no hospital.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Disaster Available Supplies in Hospitals (DASH)
Interactive tool designed to help hospital emergency planners and supply chain staff estimate supplies that may need to be available immediately during mass casualty incidents and infectious disease emergencies, based on hospital characteristics. Comprises four modules which can provide hospitals a holistic view of the supplies needed to address various types of incidents.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response
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