Apply for a Financial or Quality Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project!

September 2018
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

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 2018-2019 SRHT application opens September 26 and closes midnight on October 24, 2018. The SRHT application page provides a preview to allow applicants to prepare in advance of the 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.

Eligible hospitals must be 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. Hospitals may be for-profit or not-for-profit.

For questions, contact Bethany Adams by email or phone at (859) 806-2940.

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.