While more than 90% of the United States is considered rural, only about 20% of our population calls it home. The people in rural America face unique challenges when accessing health care like extreme distances and, in certain areas, severe weather events. In this episode, LifePoint Health’s Chairman and CEO Bill Carpenter talks with Chip about the creative ways their hospitals are overcoming the obstacles. They discuss how LifePoint is achieving its core mission of keeping people healthy and providing high quality health care. Ultimately, as Bill says, all patients deserve the same level of care regardless of their zip code.
This episode also coincides with the Federation of American Hospitals’ Rural Hospital Week. Please help us #StandUp4RuralHospitals and the people they serve by using our hashtag and sharing your story of care.