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.
The focus of the Delta Region Community Health System's Development (DRCHSD) 2021 Summit is to address current issues, learn from peer best practices and adapt in a rapidly changing health care environment. The purpose of this event is to provide DRCHSD participating health care organizations with a collaborative learning environment to make connections, share best practices, and gather lessons learned to empower and support participating organizations. Through presentations and interactive discussions, participants will be able to improve and strengthen their organizations.
Recognize the opportunities and challenges for rural health providers in implementing and sustaining tele-behavioral health. List examples of rural models across different aspects of tele-behavioral health. Describe how Flex Programs could support tele-behavioral health for CAHs and RHCs. Identify evaluation and metrics for tele-behavioral health programs.
Learn about the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit, available for use in health care community outreach and education communications. These materials focus on communicating information and confidence in services, available to immediately download and customize. In addition, the presenters will share a recently developed vaccine communications toolkit.
Health care is consumer-driven, and prospective patients make decisions based on many factors including cost, access, quality, experience, and their connection to us. These patients, or consumers, identify with the messages and overall image you create for your organization; it’s so much more than a logo or your colors, although those are important too.
Health care communications can be a challenge when trying to reach a specific audience. Understanding generational behaviors and mindsets can equip you with the knowledge you need to meet your audience where they are. Communication strategies must be established that reflect the nuances of the multigenerational, multicultural, and bilingual homes in the communities you serve.
Building primary care and attracting new referral sources are fundamental tenets to the growth of any rural health care organization. The solution is a complex one involving strategy, diplomacy, and a deep understanding of your current and potential mix of services and providers.
Are you providing the best value to your organization? What expectations do C-Suite leaders have of you? Are there new experiences or training you need to maximize potential for the organization and you personally?
Grant Memorial Hospital is recognized for demonstrating an innovative approach to collaboration through telehealth. They have successfully minimized barriers by connecting rural populations to needed health care in order to address clinical issues and patient needs, as well as provide support, resources, and education in behavioral health and cardiology.
Peggy Broussard Wheeler, Vice President of the Rural Healthcare Center (RHC) at the California Hospital Association (CHA) was awarded the Calico Quality Leadership Award at the 2021 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit held virtually July 20-22, 2021.
UPMC Cole, located in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, is one of three critical access hospitals (CAHs) 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.
Tune in to the special podcast series developed by the Minnesota Rural Health Conference hosts to celebrate National Rural Health Day! The three podcasts will cover rural health issues and how the pandemic has affected us in Minnesota.