Rural Health Landscape

The focus of HCECM and its hospital members is on serving the unique needs of east central Michigan and its large rural environment. Being rural is beneficial in many aspects, but it also poses many challenges for hospitals and the communities they serve. HCECM hospital members collected and created the research papers, helpful links and information in this section to provide a "Rural Health Landscape" view to foster understanding.

HCECM Rural Members

Higher Education

East Central Michigan Region

Performance Improvement Resources

Prevention and Health Promotion

Financial Tools

  • Critical Access Hospital Finance 101 Manual - Updated July 2018
  • The content is designed to be as non-technical as possible
    and to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding CAH finance and
    financial performance. It provides financial resources for state Medicare Rural
    Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel as well as staff and boards of
    critical access hospitals (CAHs).

    Source Organization: National Rural Health Resource Center

AHA Fact Sheets

Safety Net Providers

Additional Resources

Helpful Links

State of Michigan Links

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) Links