Stroudwater Associates has partnered with The National Rural Health Association (NRHA), a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members, on a physician compensation survey specifically for rural organizations.

“While there is quite a bit of information about physician compensation in urban or suburban settings, the rural healthcare space severely lacks data in this arena,” said Opal H. Greenway, J.D., M.B.A, C.V.A. “By partnering with NRHA, we’ll have access to data from rural organizations that will be able to assist hospitals in making more sound compensation choices.”

This survey will be the first of its kind and will allow hospitals to use data to make more informed decisions when thinking about physician compensation and additional benefits.

“The obstacles faced by health care providers in rural areas are vastly different from those in urban areas,” said Alan Morgan, CEO of NRHA. “It’s critical that we understand how compensation looks in this space, and not use antiquated – and often inaccurate – standards that are set by our urban counterparts. This survey and its subsequent findings will be a step in the right direction that set hospitals up for success.”

You can access the survey here until midnight on February 10th.

Findings from the survey will be shared publicly prior to NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute taking place in February 2023.