Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) helps rural hospitals of 49 beds or less in meeting value-based payment and care goals for their respective organizations, through:
- Purchases of hardware, software, and training
- Join or become accountable care organizations and/or create shared savings programs
- Purchase health information technology, equipment, and/or training to comply with quality improvement activities, such as advancing patient care information, promoting interoperability, and payment bundling
Each State Office of Rural Health (SORH) submits an application to HRSA on behalf of eligible hospital applicants in its state. The SORH is the official award recipient of record and serves as fiscal intermediary for all eligible hospitals within the state.
The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in each state will be the official grantee and will act as a fiscal intermediary for all eligible small rural hospitals within their state.
Eligible small rural hospital is defined as a non-federal, short-term general acute care hospital that is located in a rural area and has 49 available beds or less, as reported on the hospital’s most recently filed Medicare Cost Report.
Estimated award amount: $12,000 per
eligible hospital per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 47
Estimated total program funding: $18,771,000
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.