RWSH boasted about “all private rooms!” when they opened in 1978. This state-of-the art facility served a vibrant rural community that was growing and prospering at that time. The region was well balanced between agriculture, healthcare, business and social service employers in the area. But, that didn’t last long and like so much of rural America, Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital had to find a partner to help reinvent itself.
Type of Facility
Critical Access Hospital
Number of Employees
Community It Serves
RWSH faces major issues
Shortly after opening in 1978, the hospital was hit with difficulties and unforeseen events
The intervening years were not kind, RWSH experienced many ups and downs—financial difficulties, bankruptcy, and a tornado almost blew it apart in 1999.
Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital received CAH (Critical Access Hospital) designation in 2002, and they thought it was the beginning of better times. But, that wasn’t enough to turn things around.
Staff went unpaid and bills piled up and went unpaid as well.
A natural disaster Hit
Tornado closed hospital for 2 years.
Community Avoids Hospital for care
Community seeks services hundreds of miles away.
RWSH calls on Avem
After years of hardships, Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital experiences the relief they desperately needed
Avem Health Partners began working with RWSH in 2009. Quality healthcare was restored to the community. Staffing is up. Services are commensurate with big-city hospitals and patients receive superb care in their own communities.
Capital infusion helped bring accounts payable up to date