DRCHSD 2018 Summit

Event Details
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

The purpose of the DRCHSD 2018 Summit is to gather the ten participating hospitals and clinics, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Delta Regional Authority, program technical assistance providers and state partners. The two-day Summit will provide program accomplishments, rural health care information, networking and an overview of the next phase of projects.

Summit Learning Objectives

  • Share current successes and challenges
  • Learn how to demonstrate value
  • Develop strategies from financial and quality assessments and action planning
  • Continue Community Care Coordination Planning
  • Gain knowledge on capital improvement resources


Team Sharing: Hospital and Clinic Projects

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and Delta Regional Authority (DRA): Sustaining Rural Communities
Rachel Moscato, Project Officer, FORHP
Chris Caldwell, Chairman, DRA
Brian Henson, Chief of Staff, DRA

Organizational Culture and Value
Eric Shell, Director of Rural Division, Stroudwater Associates
Eric Rogers, Senior Managing Consultant, BKD

Access to Capital Panel with USDA and Hope Enterprise
Stephen Lagasse, Community Programs Director, USDA Rural Development
Cassandra Williams, Senior Vice President, Community & Economic Development, Hope Enterprise Corporation

Hope Enterprise

Hope Enterprise (PDF Document - 16 pages)

Community Care Coordination Planning: Workshop for Care Management and Quality Improvement Team Members and Community Champions
National Rural Health Resource Center Staff and Lindsay Corcoran, Senior Consultant, Stroudwater Associates

Strategically Planning for the Future: Workshop for Executive Leadership and Management Team Members
National Rural Health Resource Center Staff and Paula Archer, Director of Revenue Cycle Management, BKD

Telehealth Resource Center
Dr. Tina Benton, ANGELS Program and The Center for Distance Health

Expanding EMS Roles to Support Community Care Coordination
Tim Putnam, President and CEO, Margaret Mary Health Community Hospital

Mississippi Rural Hospital Association and Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Accountable Care Organizations
Paul Gardner, Director, Center for Rural Health, MS Hospital Association
Adam Crouch, Director for Decision Support, Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Year 2 Work Plan Overview and Next Steps
Bethany Adams, Senior Program Manager, National Rural Health Resource Center
Alyssa Meller, Chief Operating Officer, National Rural Health Resource Center


The intended audience for the 2018 DRCHSD Summit is hospitals and clinics participating in the DRCHSD Program, speakers and state partners.


The deadline to register has passed.

For more information, please contact:
Kaisha Graham
(218) 216-7020

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U65RH31261, Delta Region Health Systems Development, $4,000,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.