Stable revenue cycle helps rural hospital avoid closure trend and expand services

Rural health systems across the U.S. face unique struggles as they fight for survival. Facilities are closing, leaving vulnerable patients without convenient access to necessary care. Join this session to hear Jim Blackwell, president and CEO, and Mary Bennett, business office director, share how leaders at Clara Barton Hospital & Clinics in Hoisington, Kansas, recognized the role of revenue cycle stability and provided the organization with continued vitality. In a town of 2,500 residents, it has managed to overcome the struggle, steadily improving its monthly A/R balance and days, with A/R days falling from 48 to 37, all while expanding its services and facilities.



  • Date:Thursday, April 29
  • Time:12:35 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Session Type:Client HIT Talk
  • Content topics:CommunityWorks, Consumer, Data and analytics, Revenue cycle management, User experience and productivity
  • Client value driver:Financial stability
  • Learning objective 1:Understand how revenue cycle solutions can help organizations decrease A/R days.
  • Learning objective 2:Identify steps that organizations should take to thrive.
  • Learning objective 3:Discuss the importance of establishing the proper people and processes to to get the greatest return on technology investment.
  • Target audience:Business development, Finance, Revenue cycle management
  • Challenge to solve:Delivering a healthier bottom line
  • Attendee type:Current client, Prospective client
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