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Why do we source for Value and what is it?

The HANDLE selection series will delve into why and how HANDLE approaches capital equipment and supply purchasing with value as the first priority, as well as information regarding HANDLE partners and how we can help providers choose what works best for their facility and budget. In our previous blog post, The Rural Hospital Dilemma, we…

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The Rural Hospital Dilemma

According to the University of North Carolina’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, more than 70 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. An NRHA-sponsored study shows more than 650 rural hospitals are ‘vulnerable or at risk for closure’, which represents over 10% of hospitals in the entire country. Independent hospitals face immense pressure…

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