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Recruitment and Retention for Rural Health Facilities – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Oct 23, 2019 - In celebration of National Rural Health Day, the Health Resources and Services Administration is hosting a Virtual Job Fair specifically for health care facilities serving rural communities on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:15 p.m. Eastern.
Source: Bureau of Health Workforce
Oct 7, 2019 - Graduates of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina have begun practicing, but only three of the eight chose to settle down in a rural community. Examines the challenges associated with recruiting physicians to rural areas and strategies rural medicine programs are taking to expose students to rural options.
Source: USA Today
Sep 26, 2019 - Features a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in rural Kansas that recruits graduates trained in obstetrics by offering student loan forgiveness and time off to serve internationally. Highlights how providers have embraced the community's diverse culture and built trust with their patients.
Source: American Hospital Association
Sep 25, 2019 - Provides an overview of an immersion program at the University of Missouri that takes medical students on farm tours to engage them with rural communities. With a shortage of rural healthcare professionals, the program aims to recruit individuals to less populated areas.
Source: KBIA
Sep 21, 2019 - Discusses the shortage of nurses, specifically at hospitals in rural areas. With an aging population and more nurses retiring, Tennessee and Virginia health systems are exploring ways to increase recruitment and retention of their nursing staff.
Source: The Roanoke Times

Last Updated: 10/23/2019