White Mountain Regional Medical Center: Executing a Transition Plan for Crossing the Shaky Bridge

Event Details
Friday, July 29, 2016
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)


Greg Was, Chief Executive Officer, White Mountain Regional Medical Center, Springerville, AZ and
Lindsay Corcoran, Consultant, Stroudwater Associates, Portland, ME

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

White Mountain Regional Medical Center (WMRMC) located in Springerville, Arizona, is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital. In addition to inpatient services, the facility offers General Outpatient Surgical and Medical Services; Emergency Services; Medical Imaging Services including X-ray, MRI, C-T Scan, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine and Ultra Sound; Laboratory Services, which include Blood Bank, Chemistry and Hematology; Cardiopulmonary Services, which include Respiratory Services, Pulmonary Function Services, Sleep Study, EKG Services and Cardiac Stress testing; Inpatient Pharmacy Services; Rehabilitation Services, which include inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic; Wellness Center and Food Services, which include a consulting Registered Dietitian. WMRMC also operates a childcare center, originally offered to its employees but now open to the public. They are currently a Level 4 Trauma Center and in 2014, the first CAH hospital in Arizona to receive Pediatric Emergency Certification for their emergency room. Physicians with sub-specialties that visit the area include obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic, podiatry, and general surgery through the White Mountain Specialty Clinic.

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.