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CEOs identify challenges in rural hospital recruiting

Hospital CEOs say location and a growing interest in shift work are among the reasons it is more difficult for rural hospitals to recruit physicians. Frank May of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Colorado said rural hospitals should seek out physicians who are committed to the community and consider greater use of telehealth, while Vince Oliver of Island Hospital in Washington state suggested having a full hospitalist program and working with osteopathic medicine schools.

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