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CHC Consulting Maximizes USAC Funding for CommonSpirit Health

Background

In February 2019, healthcare systems Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health finalized their merger to become CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations, with more than 140 hospitals and 1,000 care sites in rural and urban areas across 21 states. The merger allowed CHI and Dignity to achieve greater operational efficiencies in an ever-evolving and complex healthcare environment.

But a merger of this size and scale made it a daunting task for CommonSpirit to compile the information required for Universal Service Administrative...

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CHC Helps Hospitals Dial Down Telecom Expenses

In at least one respect, rural hospitals are no different than metropolitan hospitals — both need advanced telecom systems and robust data circuits for optimal patient experiences and clinical outcomes. However, these services typically cost more for rural healthcare providers, making it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements. This is where Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) can help. Accessing a government program, CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, helps eligible hospitals obtain federal funding earmarked specifically to address this discrepancy. With telecom as well as healthcare...

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Blog

How Maximizing USAC Funding Can Improve Healthcare Access and Reduce Costs

Internet and telecommunications services are essential tools for healthcare providers seeking to offer the highest quality of medical care for their communities. More recently, the pandemic’s impact has expanded the use of this technology to further enhance connectivity between care teams and patients.

Yet, many people living in rural and remote areas still have trouble electronically connecting with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers. According to a Pew Charitable Trusts report, an estimated 30 percent of rural Americans don’t have access to broadband internet access.        

Rural healthcare providers typically lag...

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