Top 5 Rural Monitor Articles of 2015

This year saw many changes to the Rural Monitor, including a switch from quarterly issues to individual articles published biweekly. Here is a countdown of the most-read articles of the year:

Gina Capra, Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health# 5 – An Interview with Gina Capra

The Director of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Rural Health (ORH) discusses the Veterans Choice Program and other VA activities underway to connect rural veterans to the healthcare services they need.
Published April 28, 2015

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Charlton Memorial Hospital, Georgia#4 – The Business of Rural Hospital Closures

What rural hospitals can do to stay viable in difficult times, with insights from Charles Owens, executive director of the Georgia Department of Community Health, State Office of Rural Health.
Published May 27, 2105

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NRHA Rural Health's Legacy panelists#3 – What Is the One Thing from the History of Rural Health That We Should Not Forget?

Five rural health leaders weigh in important facets of rural health history. Panelists Tom Morris, Tim Size, Teryl Eisinger, Jan Probst, and Kristine Sande will also speak at the National Rural Health Association annual conference in April.
Published March 31, 2015

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HCC staff in front of their office in Lexington, Missouri#2 – Rural Network Leads the Way with Intentional Collaboration

The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri capitalizes on available FORHP grants, business leadership, and successful partnerships in order to boost their impact on rural healthcare.
Published November 19, 2015

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University of North Dakota Physician Assistant students#1 Most Read of 2015 – Education at a Distance: Virtual Classrooms Bring Healthcare Classes to Rural Areas

Highlights three university programs that are embracing distance education to allow professionals to stay in their rural communities while earning a degree.
Published February 26, 2015

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