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Resources by Topic: Capital funding

Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign
Webinar, presented on December 3, 2015. Discusses importance of community activation, stakeholder outreach, and creation of a capital campaign case statement. Includes suggestions for tracking and sharing impact of a capital project.
Author(s): Rebecca Polan
Date: 12/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting
Webinar, presented on November 17, 2015. Discusses importance of capital budgeting, with suggestions for creating organizational budgets. Includes statistics on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid outlays projected through 2075, and healthcare costs as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product and per person expenditure.
Author(s): Terry Glasscock, Rick Breuer
Date: 11/2015
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Are You Ready to Begin a Capital Project? A Guide, Toolkit and Resources for Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Centers
Determines organizational readiness of Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics as they proceed through the process of developing capital projects, and helps them prevent any drawbacks due to an inadequate plan. The manual is divided into two major sections: Self-assessment provides tools to identify current capabilities and weaknesses that can be used as a starting point to build a capital project; and External Influences provides tools to examine patient population and the community's demand for services and healthcare trends to ensure the capital project is responsive to current and future needs.
Author(s): Capital Link
Date: 11/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Financing Capital Investments in Rural Health Care: A Resource Overview
Helps hospital administrators, board members, rural administrators, state associations, community lenders, and community leaders better understand and identify federally sponsored healthcare financing options.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Access to Capital - Rural Hospital
January 2013 webinar, presented by Hal Fudge, MidFirst Bank, and Darin Simmons, HIT Research Center. Provides an overview of how to prepare a rural or Critical Access Hospital to apply for a capital loan program. Specifically discusses loans for electronic health record (EHR) equipment and upgrades.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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Results of the Community Facilities Program FY 2009-2011
Describes projects that were funded through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program, which supports essential infrastructure and services for public use (including healthcare, education, public safety, and public services) in rural areas of 20,000 in population or less. Projects were granted in every state, plus Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and American Samoa.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Rural Development
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A Guide to Financing Strategies for Hospitals: With Special Consideration for Smaller Hospitals
Explores seven strategies that help hospitals achieve capital access. Discusses smaller organizations, such as rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and stand-alone community hospitals.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Research & Educational Trust
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Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process: The Manual
Describes the facility replacement process, including the phases, actions, and involved parties that are needed. Offers guidance on the facility replacement process, including assessing the Critical Access Hospital's physical and financial situation, gaining community support, identifying and obtaining financing, working with lenders and Federal enhancement programs, and completing the design and construction process.
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Critical Access Hospital Replacement Process: The Roadmap
Provides a visual overview of the entire facility replacement process. Divided into four phases including Planning, Design and Financing, Endorsement, and Construction. Each phase is further described by events, actions, duration, costs/fees, and involved parties.
Date: 10/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Recovery Act Funding Targets Health Centers
Explains how the federal stimulus package is funding clinic staffing, renovations, and health information technology (HIT).
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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