Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project supports small rural hospitals nationally by providing on-site technical assistance to assist bridging the gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging health care delivery and payment system.
Identify CAH financial pain points post-Covid and with inflation
Utilize tools and resources to provide financial guidance and support to CAHs
Recall services and contacts for CAHs to utilize for financial assistance when facing potential closure
The goal of the Flex Program Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff and state office of rural health directors an orientation to the Flex Program. This workshop will cover multiple topics relevant to the Flex Program.
The summit convened nationally recognized content experts in rural health care policy, health equity, value-based care, and clinical quality to explore the small rural hospital and rural health clinic’s roles in achieving health equity. Panelists focused on actionable steps on how to maximize available resources and data, and provide solutions for achieving rural health equity.
Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) staff spoke with Albert Ruiz, with the Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH) in June 2022 concerning his role in supporting small rural hospitals and rural health clinics, including Texas organizations participating in RHPTP.
Teryl Eisinger, Advisor, National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was awarded the Calico Quality Leadership Award at the 2022 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit held virtually July 19-22, 2022.
Sudan Medical Clinic, located in Sudan, Texas is a family-owned clinic that opened in 2006 and expanded in 2016 serving the community in Muleshoe, Texas. SMC is a certified rural health clinic that participated in the first year of the RHPT Project with the goal to guide small rural hospitals and certified rural health clinics not currently participating in VBC to prepare for and position their organization to be effective participants in a health system focused on value. Read their progress here.