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Resources by Topic: Leadership

Leadership Fundamentals Video Series: Surviving and Thriving as a New Leader
A 6-part video series for new rural health leaders transitioning to a supervisor or manager role. Covers building organizational awareness; managing performance; communication, conflict, and difficult conversations; leading change; and team engagement. Training modules include interviews with rural health leaders, discussion questions, suggested activities to support learning, and supplemental resources.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Antibiotic Stewardship Profile Series: Astria Sunnyside Hospital
Profiles the antibiotic stewardship efforts of Astria Sunnyside Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Sunnyside, Washington. Describes the development of the antimicrobial stewardship program, leadership, drug expertise, tracking and reporting, provider education, and more.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Value-Based Care Assessment Tool
Online tool that assesses 80 different value-based care capacities in eight categories and creates a value-based care readiness report that can be used to support strategic planning. Tool is designed to be used by your healthcare organization's senior leadership team and takes roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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National Rural Health Day 2021 Community Stars
Collection of stories about individuals and organizations across the U.S. that have made positive differences in the health of the rural communities they serve through innovation, leadership, commitment, collaboration, education, and communication.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
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Antibiotic Stewardship Profile Series: Forks Community Hospital
Profiles the antibiotic stewardship efforts of Forks Community Hospital, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Forks, Washington. Describes the development of the antimicrobial stewardship program, leadership, drug expertise, tracking and reporting, and provider education.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Keeping the Doors Open: Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Benefit from Federally Funded Technical Assistance
Features the work of Texas A&M's Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH), which provides technical assistance through a federally funded program for vulnerable hospitals. Highlights the experiences of a participating Oklahoma hospital.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Making Quality Improvement Fun
Podcast episode discussing ways two Critical Access Hospital (CAH) leaders make quality improvement activities fun and engaging for hospital staff. Highlights engagement strategies that resulted in measurable improvements, staff recognition activities, and the impact these efforts have on staff morale and investment in quality improvement initiatives.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE - Using "Small Data" to Drive Big Improvements
Podcast episode exploring how two Critical Access Hospital (CAH) leaders utilize data for quality improvement. Discusses how different kinds of data have informed quality improvement initiatives and considerations for analyzing data in low-volume contexts.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Mid-Level Leaders and the Transition to Value Video Series
A 6-part video series on healthcare leadership for mid-level Critical Access Hospital (CAH) leaders. Provides information and strategies on leading a team through the shift to value-based payment with training modules on strategic and systems thinking, collaborative and change leadership, healthcare finance, and talent development.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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AHA Future of Rural Health Care Task Force: Final Recommendations
Presents the recommendations of the American Hospital Association Future of Rural Health Care Task Force, including innovation-based solutions and promising practices. Solutions include public-private funding changes for core services, flexible rural hospital infrastructure funding programs, creating a rural design center, and supporting grant writing services. Explores promising rural initiatives such as telemedicine, strategic partnerships, maternal health efforts, broadband investment, and rural philanthropy.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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