The accelerated rate at which rural hospitals are closing continues to unsettle the rural healthcare community and demands a more nuanced investigation into rural hospital performance. Building upon its existing research into the stability of the rural health safety net, The Chartis Center for Rural Health developed a multilevel logistic regression model designed to identify the probability of closure for the nation’s 1,844 open rural hospitals.
National Leader, Chartis Center for Rural Health
Michael Topchik is the National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Mr. Topchik specializes in rural health network development and benchmarking for performance improvement consulting. He has established h...