SRHT Toolkit Updates and Video Spotlights

Event Details
Monday, August 19, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


  • Rhonda Barcus, Program Manager, National Rural Health Resource Center
  • Leadership Team, Roosevelt General Hospital, Portales, MN
  • Leadership Team, Bacon County Hospital, Alma, GA

The Center will walk through updates to the Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-based Systems, developed to disseminate consultant recommended best practices and transition strategies identified through the SRHT Project. The Toolkit shares best practices for improving financial, operational and quality performance that position rural hospitals and networks for the future, as well as outlines strategies for transitioning to value-based payment and population health. 

Roosevelt General Hospital shares ways they utilized the recommendations from their SRHT Financial Operational Assessment and the significant impact it had on their finances, growth & expansion, patient satisfaction, staffing model, behavioral health access and more. 

Bacon County Hospital talks about how their SRHT Financial Operational Assessment Project prepared them for population health by focusing on growing primary care, collaborating with the community to increase access to care, revamping marketing efforts, growing the swing bed program, expanding telehealth, and embracing LEAN processes.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (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.