Rural Emergency Hospital Conversion

In January of 2024, Clifton-Fine Hospital announced during a community forum that they were seeking application to change to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Rural Emergency Hospitals are a new hospital designation that were written into federal law to allow for rural hospitals to continue to provide outpatient services.  As an REH, Clifton-Fine will receive additional money from the federal government to assist with continuing to provide outpatient care such as emergency services, observation, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, and primary care. 

Community Forum Recording
Presentation Slides

As part of the application to change to a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) the State Department of New York requires healthcare organizations to have a Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) completed by an independent organization.  

You are now leaving

Samaritan Health is not responsible for content, privacy policy, accuracy or legality of any website assessed through a link on A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee or approval by Samaritan Health of the linked website or the information, products or services contained therein