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Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Summary Report
Provides a summary of the Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series, held during May through August, 2014. Series provided aid to the state Medical Rural Hospital Flex Programs in understanding the changing landscape of rural healthcare and program design for Fiscal Year 2015. Includes case studies, recommended interventions, and outcomes.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Rural Hospital System Transformation
Discusses how Mercy Health Network, a group of 28 hospitals in rural Iowa, improved system-wide performance by implementing a Lean methodology. Focuses on learning from outside the healthcare industry, identifying the appropriate leaders, and utilizing innovative approaches to do more with less.
Date: 03/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Essential Guides to Sustainability, Succession and Transition Planning
Provides training and technical assistance to rural and urban health centers on the importance of leadership succession planning. Consists of three guides: 1) Organizational Sustainability Planning; 2) Executive Succession Planning; and 3) Executive Transition Management. Requires free registration to login and view resources.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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How Hospital Leaders Can Build Good Working Relationships with Physicians
Explores potential barriers to physician engagement. Discusses strategies to help rural hospital leaders build good working relationships with physicians.
Date: 07/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence
Highlights from a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Performance Excellence Summit held in Minneapolis on June 6-7, 2013. The goal of the Summit was to assemble national rural hospital experts to create a recommended blueprint for sustainable CAH excellence. Components discussed were leadership, strategic planning, partners, measurement, workforce, operations, and impact. Hosted by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC).
Date: 06/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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An Interview with Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.
Rebecca Davis, Executive Director of the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association, describes the purposes of networks as well as the varied career paths she followed to her current position.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospital Network Summit Meeting 2009
Summarizes information and recommendations resulting from a December 2009 meeting of rural hospital network leaders. Addresses quality improvement, health information technology (HIT), workforce, financial sustainability, network governance, and leadership.
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Opioid Solutions Center
Offers resources for counties to respond to opioid and substance use disorder in their communities. Offers information on the 2022 opioid settlements, a planning toolkit and strategies, technical assistance resources, and key data points. Highlights the work of counties and county leadership to respond to the opioid crisis.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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Network Sustainability Toolkit
A resource to help rural leaders develop sustainable healthcare networks with increased long-term impact. Includes access to a network sustainability assessment, a collection of network-focused resources and tools, and case studies of successful rural health networks.
Additional links: An Introduction to RHI's Network Sustainability Toolkit: History and Background
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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The Rural Health Voice
Podcast discusses various issues pertaining to rural healthcare in Virginia. Features interviews with state, local, and national leaders in rural health care.
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Rural Health Association
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