Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

Price Transparency Guide

November 4, 2020

This SHIP Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar will focus on the new Price Transparency Guide scheduled for publication on November 4, 2020. The webinar will cover the Pricing Transparency Guide, resources, and templates.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Integration of Rural Health Clinics and Hospitals

November 5, 2020

Discuss the benefits of integration of primary care and rural hospitals, particularly regarding population health, value payment, and care coordination work. Explain how rural health networks enhance patient care, integrate services, and support the health of the people in their service areas.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 9, 2020 to November 16, 2020

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Data Reports and Resource Review

December 3, 2020

Explore the updated MBQIP Data Reports and understand how to make use of them. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level in the context of the results of the Annual RQITA Assessment. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Upcoming Webinar

How to Communicate Who You Truly Are as an Organization

December 3, 2020

In this sixth webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, learn to develop an image that aligns with your organization’s vision and future growth strategy.

Upcoming Webinar

What’s Your 2021 Story? The Art of Storytelling

December 17, 2020

In this eighth and final webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, you’ll leave inspired and energized to go out and tell the story of your rural health organization.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

February 18, 2021

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

News

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, Illinois

October 2020

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, located in Pinckneyville, Illinois, is one of just three critical access hospitals that received national recognition for demonstrating an innovative approach to post-acute care that supports a patient’s continued recovery from illness or management of a chronic illness or disability.

News

NEW! Rural Behavioral Health Care Coordination Summit Findings

September 2020

This new report offers tips on how to maximize available resources and new technology to improve efficiency in care management and transitions of care. It identifies some of the greatest barriers to care coordination and focuses on four areas of opportunity for addressing them.

Hospital Spotlight

Blue Mountain Strengthens Community Partnerships Amidst the Pandemic

September 2020

Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH) is an 11-bed not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital (CAH) providing acute care, obstetrics, swing bed, emergency medicine, surgery, dialysis, and related outpatient ancillary services to the residents of Blanding, Utah and surrounding communities.

Hospital Spotlight

Cibola General Hospital Pushes Forward

September 2020

Cibola General Hospital (CGH) located in Grants, NM, is a 25-bed, not-for-profit, Critical Access Hospital (CAH) providing acute care, obstetrics, ICU, emergency medicine, surgery, and related outpatient ancillary services to residents of Grants, NM and surrounding communities.

News

Rural Health Care Leader Presented Calico Leadership Award

August 2020

John Gale, Senior Research Associate and Director of Policy Engagement at the Maine Rural Health Research Center, and a Co-Principle Investigator of the Flex Monitoring Team, was awarded the Calico Leadership Award at the 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit.

Critical Access Hospital Recognition

Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, Nebraska

August 2020

Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC), located in Lexington, Nebraska, was one of only four critical access hospitals that received national recognition for demonstrating innovative care coordination initiatives to improve population health.