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Rural Hospitals Must Develop Creative Solutions

Rural Hospitals Must Develop Creative Solutions

The shortage of rural healthcare providers is about four times that in metropolitan areas.
But it does provide its benefits in terms of recruitment for rural areas.

Rural areas are “all known as health professional shortage areas which gives us access to grants to give loan forgiveness to people coming out of school,” says Rogalski.

And to help with manpower, rural facilities have had to get creative.

“Probably about five years ago we moved to a mix of 50/50 physician advance practitioner mix and that’s helped a lot,” says Rogalski.

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I’m pleased because I don’t have to make a 4 ½-hour drive to get my infusion. It’s great that we can now have the therapy that I needed right here.


I’m very fortunate and so grateful for everything the center does for me. The wait is short and I’m in and out in no time. Without this local service, I couldn’t keep my job. I wouldn’t be able to take care of my family or enjoy my life.

CIS Rural Patient

They monitored me, they took care of me. The infection that was causing the pain began to go away. I can tell you now I’m able to stand on both legs. After the infusion therapy, I was able to resume the activity that I truly enjoy, playing the guitar and exploring the wonders of music.


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