Nick McRae is a Consultation Program Specialist for the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. He provides education, coaching, and technical assistance to selected health care organizations and their communities. He leads consultations to target financial, operational, and quality improvement initiatives that assist rural health care organizations in transitioning to value-based care and positioning for population health. His role includes leading health system projects and action planning, providing technical assistance (TA) services, and coordinating EMS and Community Paramedicine projects for the DRCHSD Program.
Prior to joining The Center, he supported CAHs, Small Rural Hospitals, and Rural Health Clinics on behalf of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy as a State Office of Rural Health’s FLEX and SHIP Grant Program Manager. He is a military veteran and has spent a career leading cross-functional interagency teams. From working over 15 years in EMS and Public Health, he empathizes with anyone who provides direct patient care, and the workforce challenges they face.
Nick completed a A.A.S. Degree in Emergency Medical Services, a B.S. in Healthcare Management with Clinical Concentration and is currently working to compete his M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. He also holds multiple certifications including a Lean Six Sigma Certification from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s (UAB) School of Health Professions and a Project Management Certification from Collat School of Business. While participating in the National Science Foundation’s (Outpace) Research Scholars Program, he was officially inducted into UAB’s Delta Alpha Pi and Phi Sigma - Biological Honors Societies.