Rural Acute Care Hospital Boards Of Directors: CAHs Lag in Oversight (Fact Sheet)


As small and rural hospitals are confronted with changing dynamics in areas of finance, reimbursement, quality of care and workforce shortages, strong governance is essential. Our study explored the structural, leadership, and educational needs of rural hospital Boards through a mail survey of Board Chairs and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) at critical access and prospective payment system hospitals (CAH and PPS, respectively).

Rural and Minority Health Research Center