Micro-hospitals are being constructed all over the country and are targeted at communities that fall in the gap between a large hospital and an emergency room. This is a smaller version of a full-service hospital in neighborhoods that have specific medical needs but lack the necessary facilities and resources to support a full-service facility.
Below is an article from usnews.com that describes what a micro-hospital is and the many benefits it can provide. After reading the article, give us a call at SpendBridge so we can assist you with any of your procurement or accounts payable needs to streamline your processes in your facility type.
Source: usnews.com | Re-Post SpendBridge 3/22/2018
SMALL-SCALE INPATIENT facilities, known in the industry as micro-hospitals, are popping up across the country to offer medical care in underserved communities and provide a local alternative to the potentially long waits for emergency care at major hospitals.
The size of small ambulatory-surgery centers, micro-hospitals have an average of eight to 10 short-stay beds each and provides some of the simpler acute and emergency services commonly performed in much bigger hospitals.
Already in 19 states, according to company research, these hospitals continue to grow and are becoming a trend in health care. One of the most noteworthy aspects of this trend is that it’s unfolding In the midst of the biggest upheaval in health care in decades, with health reform proposals swirling in Washington and hospitals and other facilities merging into ever-expanding systems. Nevertheless, health officials say, micro-hospitals fill a critical gap.
“We can offer quick service for any type of problem that walks through the door, you will receive the same care you would in a large facility,” says Dr. James Nichols, medical director at Baylor Emergency Medical Center at Aubrey, Texas.