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Finding and Keeping Health Care Providers in Rural Communities: Culture Change in Recruitment at Rural Health Group
Discusses the importance of developing a team-based, patient-centered care culture that emphasizes relational, interpersonal, and leadership skills as a method for the effective recruitment of healthcare providers in rural communities.
Author(s): Brian O. Harris
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 76(1), 29-33
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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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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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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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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Rural Health Leadership Radio Podcast
Free weekly podcast featuring various rural health leaders discussing items such as lessons learned, success stories, strategies, things to avoid, and more.
Type: Audio
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