I’m putting together a project on small hospitals. While I’m particularly interested in critical access facilities in rural areas, other small facilities (urban and rural) are welcome. I’ve always contended that big teaching centers get all the ‘love.’ There are television shows and books and movies about the enormous referral hospitals in big cities. But not so much about the little hospital at the end of the road on the mountaintop, or on the windswept coast or in the desert Southwest.
And yet those places have dedicated staff who do great things, save lives, comfort the sick and do most of it on a pretty limited budget and in all kinds of weather.
So if you are interested in being part of this project (I’ll reveal more in time), tell me about your hospital. Where it is, why it matters, its great successes and struggles. If you have anyone I can contact there, please let me know that as well.
I want to hear your stories!
You can respond here or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edwin Leap, MD