Does the Conversion of Critical Access Hospitals into Freestanding Emergency Departments Represent a Financially Viable Way to Maintain Rural Access to Emergency Care?

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Written by:    John Dayton, MD, FACEP, FAAEM                        Henry Higgins, MD   Introduction When compared to urban centers, rural communities struggle with increased health problems, lower average income, and … Continued

Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares Work Together to Lower Cost & Increase Quality of Healthcare While Lowering Patient Costs

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Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together to offer patients fast and affordable healthcare. This article highlights the ways in which these two facilities increase patient’s access to care, heighten the Quality of … Continued