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University of Georgia - Archway Partnership


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Rural hospitals are in crisis as the complex health care landscape continues to change. Taylor Regional Hospital in Pulaski County,GA, credits the strong community bonds created through the community's participation in the UGA Archway Partnership program as a key factor in the hospital's ability to not only stay open but to expand services at a time when similar hospitals are shutting their doors.

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University of Georgia - Archway Partnership

  1. 1. University of Georgia Archway Partnership Addresses Health Care Needs in Rural Georgia University Economic Development Association Annual Summit Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 22, 2018
  2. 2. Since 2010, at least 84 RURAL HOSPITALS have closed
  3. 3. • Taylor Express Care now sees an average of 18 patients per day. • More patients stay home for care. • Emergency room usage has declined nearly 10 percent since the urgent care opened in 2016. • Savings to the hospital is estimated at over $55,000. BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY
  4. 4. • Increased opportunities for research in rural communities • Experiential learning opportunities for students • Co-authored research in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations • Service to the state in a meaningful way. BENEFIT TO UGA STUDENTS & FACULTY