Curative Celebrates National Rural Health Day, Announces the Launch of the Critical Access Task Force

By: curativetalent

On this year’s National Rural Health Day, Curative honors all the dedicated providers and healthcare organizations driving change and going the extra mile for rural health. As anchors for their communities, rural hospitals and their providers play a central role in addressing the social determinants of health and improving the lives of those who call rural their home.

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why over 60 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other and work together to benefit the greater good.

These rural communities also have unique healthcare needs. Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and underinsured citizens. And rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents.

Today is a reminder that while great strides have been made in building rural health equity, there is more work to be done. With this in mind, Curative is proud to announce the Critical Access Task Force – a cohort of mission-minded physicians passionate about serving underserved communities who can properly address coverage gaps. These physicians are 100% Board Certified, have clean backgrounds, and are available to work now.

View the Critical Access Task Force here: Critical Access Task Force, November Cohort

Every month, we will be refreshing the Critical Access Task Force with new locums physician candidates, so our roster is guaranteed to be fresh and accurate. If you have any questions about the Critical Access Task Force, please contact

Additional Rural Resources

Why 136 Hospitals Closed in 10 Years: A Special Report by Curative

For most of Rural America, hospitals are a vital part of the communities they serve, yet many are teetering on the verge of bankruptcy or in danger of shuttering their doors altogether. Despite challenging circumstances, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) can implement multi-prong strategies to sustain their operations.

Learn about: 

  • Leading factors driving rural hospitals out of business
  • Opportunities for CAHs to navigate the current environment
  • Trends within rural healthcare delivery

Download the report here: Why 136 Rural Hospitals Closed in 10 Years

Rural Recruiting in 2022: The Official Guide

Rural recruiting and retention can be difficult, but it’s certainly not impossible! In our guide, we’ll show you how to: 

  • Source physicians most likely to enter rural medicine, and where to find them
  • Promote incentives that are the most compelling for physicians – surprise, compensation isn’t everything!
  • Leverage your hospital administration to help close the deal

Download the guide here: Rural Recruiting in 2022: The Official Guide

Need Help Rural Recruiting?

If your Critical Access Hospital or rural health organization needs help filling a full-time or locums role, simply fill out the form below and someone from our team will get in contact with you as soon as possible.

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