Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Healthcare quality
In addition to RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations
rural program examples, you may also want to browse other case studies, databases, and websites with collections
of health programs.
Each resource listed below uses its own criteria for selecting program examples, which may range from programs
known to be effective based on research to anecdotal accounts. In each resource, you may want to review
information on the level of evidence required for a program's inclusion.
May include non-rural programs that could be applicable to rural health delivery.
Rural Success: Avera Holy Family Hospital, IA
Profiles the quality improvement efforts of Avera Holy Family Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital in rural Iowa. Discusses quality initiatives regarding the Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) measure, patient experience, and antibiotic stewardship.
Date: 11/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Rural Success: Pembina County Memorial Hospital, ND
Describes the quality improvement efforts of Pembina County Memorial Hospital (PCMH), a Critical Access Hospital in Pembina, North Dakota. Discusses PCMH's use of patient experience data, communication regarding emergency department transfers, and antibiotic stewardship efforts.
Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Rural Success: Paris Community Hospital, IL
Describes the quality improvement efforts of Paris Community Hospital in rural Paris, Illinois. Highlights the success of the emergency department's communication with other departments and facilities and opportunities to improve the hospital's antibiotic stewardship.
Date: 09/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Texas SORH Fosters Quality Champions in Rural Hospitals Across the State
Details how the Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) developed a Quality Improvement Training Program (QITP) and associated fellowship program to improve rural healthcare quality in the state's hospitals. The QITP trains participants, helps them become certified for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) exam, and encourages them to complete quality improvement projects within local hospitals.
Author(s): Beth Blevins Date: 08/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
A Best Practices Approach to Treating Maternal Hemorrhage
Provides an overview of how Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant, Texas, developed and implemented protocols to improve maternal hemorrhage outcomes. Discusses the impact and lessons learned from implementing the protocols as well, as future maternal health improvement goals at the medical center.
Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Serving Rural America: Health Insurance Providers at Work
Offers 5 case studies to showcase the ways in which health insurance providers are working to ensure access to high quality healthcare in rural areas. Examples feature 8 insurance providers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, and Oregon sharing different approaches to healthcare delivery, financing, and community engagement.
Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: AHIP view details
Rural Success: Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association, MT
Highlights a frontier Critical Access Hospital in Ekalaka, Montana, with a focus on their quality improvement efforts. Covers their plans for a new building, updated electronic health records system, antibiotic stewardship efforts, and training to improve Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC).
Citation: MBQIP Monthly, 1-2 Date: 07/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Coteau des Prairies (CDP) Health System: Improving Quality of Care
Features a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Sisseton, South Dakota that worked with the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project on care transitions and quality improvement. Highlights their successes improving finances, internal communication, patient satisfaction, physician documentation, and quality improvement infrastructure.
Date: 06/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Rural Success: Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital, LA
Highlights the success of a Critical Access Hospital in Louisiana in receiving high cleanliness scores and care transitions scores on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Discusses their initiative to reduce C. difficile infections, strategies for communication and cleaning, emergency department transitions, and teamwork recognition.
Citation: MBQIP Monthly, 1-2 Date: 05/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health view details
Bacon County Hospital Advances Toward Population Health
Highlights a 25-bed acute care hospital in Alma, Georgia that worked with the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project to improve its finances and operations. Summarizes projects that expanded telemedicine services, increased point-of-service collections, built awareness of quality performance and services, and addressed community needs.
Date: 04/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details