Apply for a 2017-18 Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project!

September 2017
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Learn More About The SRHT Application

With the support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Rural Health Innovations (RHI), a subsidiary of the National Rural Health Resource Center, is excited to announce the next funding cycle for the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project.

The SRHT project will select and support nine (9) hospitals for on-site technical assistance that helps them to transition to a value-based system and prepare for population health. Applicants may select either a financial operational assessment (FOA) or quality improvement (QI) project. At least three (3) hospitals will be selected for FOAs and at least three (3) hospitals for QI projects.

The 2017-2018 SRHT application period opens September 25 and closes midnight on October 16, 2017. To preview the application, visit the SRHT application page. The preview application is an opportunity to begin preparing in advance of the September 25th online release date and includes helpful hints for submitting a successful application. Applicants must be willing and able to meet hospital readiness and participation requirements.

Small rural hospitals located in a rural community, as defined by FORHP, persistent poverty county or a rural census tract of a metro persistent poverty county, and have 49 staffed beds or less as reported on the hospital's most recently filed Medicare Cost Report are eligible to apply for the SRHT Project.

Email or call at (859) 806-2940 with questions.

The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project is supported by Contract Number HHSH250201600012C from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.