Our HEALTHCARE category provides visitors with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues relating to healthcare and the healthcare industry throughout the UP.

Recently Published

NMU Center for Rural Health Seeks to Strengthen UP Healthcare System

Elise Bur, Director at the NMU Center for Rural Health, gives an overview of the center and how it seeks to improve outcomes for rural healthcare in the Upper Peninsula.

Read More

Reimbursement Policies Put Financial Strain on Larger UP Hospitals

President and CEO of Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital David Jahn discusses some of the financial difficulties of being a Prospective Payment System hospital in the U.P., and what will be necessary in order for rural PPS hospitals to survive financially.

Read More

Expansion of Telemedicine in Rural America

“The increased use of telemedicine and telehealth has been a breakthrough for rural health,” says Dennis Smith in his analysis of how telemedicine has expanded in America and the role this technology has played in rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More

COVID-19 and its impact on rural independent healthcare

David Aro, General Manager and Partner at Superior Rehabilitation & Professional Services, gives his perspective on COVID-19’s impact on rural independent healthcare. “Our population base and infrastructure make virtually every aspect–prevention supplies, detection, treatment supplies, and alternative treatment options–more difficult.”

Read More

Paper examines challenges faced by veterans in rural America

Rural Insights contributor Jesse Sherman examined some of the challenges faced by veterans in rural America, in a recently-published paper.

Read More