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Rural Hospital CEO Certification Program

National Rural Health Association
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Bill Auxier, Ph.D.


The National Rural Health Association provides a rural hospital leadership and certification program for current and future rural hospital CEOs.

Training topics include:

  • Leadership
    • Interpersonal leadership
    • Intrapersonal leadership
    • Organizational leadership
    • Community leadership
  • Operations
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Data analytics and predictive analysis
    • Lean management
    • IT and cybersecurity
    • Insurance
    • Working with a Board of Directors
  • Finance
    • Fee for service
    • Population health
    • Dashboard items
    • Supply chain
  • Clinical
    • Physician and patient outcomes
    • Physicians and providers
    • Quality

The program is designed for current rural hospital CEOs and individuals who are interested in becoming rural hospital CEOs in the future.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Costs associated with the program are not provided. Make contact for additional information.

Application process

Choose the Apply now link from the program website. Staff are seeking information on interest in the program, and they will make contact once the brief application is submitted.

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare executives · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare quality · Leadership · Licensure and certification of health professionals · Statistics and data · Technology for health and human services

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