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Rural Hospitals – Organizations

American Hospital Association (AHA)
Represents and serves all types of hospitals, healthcare networks, patients, and communities.
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American Hospital Association Rural Health Services
Represents the interests of small and rural hospitals and ensures that the unique needs of this segment of American Hospital Association's membership are a national priority.
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Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH)
Works with rural hospitals and their communities by providing technical assistance, access to best practices and tools, and remote assistance to help ensure continued access to healthcare in rural communities.
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Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
Membership organization, including nearly 300 rural hospitals, representing investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S.
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National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Promotes leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Consists of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
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Rural Hospital Coalition
Supports access to hospital services in rural communities. Advocates for rural hospitals designated as Medicare Dependent Hospitals (MDHs), Sole Community Hospitals, and Rural Referral Centers.
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Last Reviewed: 3/31/2020