Physician recruitment and retention: How 2 rural hospitals are overcoming the challenge

From Becker’s (Hat Tip: Dr. Menadue):

Recruiting and retaining physicians poses a significant challenge for rural hospitals.

In fact, a 2016 Merritt Hawkins white paper cited 6,080 Health Care Professional Shortage Areas for primary care nationwide, 67 percent of which are in rural locations.

There are several reasons hospitals in rural areas have trouble recruiting physicians. Many rural hospitals are in towns that may not be attractive to physicians, and they are often in isolated geographic areas with a more limited local candidate pool.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: