Preparing to Jump to the Future: Chicot Memorial and Pender Community Hospital Share Their Transition Strategies

Event Details
Friday, July 8, 2016
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


  • David Mantz, CEO, Chicot Memorial Medical Center
  • Melissa Kelly, CEO, Pender Community Hospital District, Inc.
  • Eric Shell, Stroudwater Associates

Facilitator: Terry Hill, MPA, Executive Director, Rural Health Innovations, Duluth, MN

Chicot Memorial Hospital and Pender Community Hospital share their transition strategies from their Financial Operational Assessment (FOA) through the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project. Hospital CEOs give advice to other rural hospital leaders that are planning to prepare for transitioning to a value-based system.

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.